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RE: SPAN, SUP, SUB, etc...

From: Ly, An <An.Ly@CAI.COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:48:24 -0400
Message-ID: <F516E350BFC4D1118F7B00805FC14BC302A61DE7@usilmse2.cai.com>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Hi Irene,

I quickly tested importing an existing doc and it indeed inserts a pseudo p
before SPAN and IMG. But the GUI incorrectly (?) inserts an ADDRESS block
element  when I insert a SPAN/SUP/SUB, etc. And it doesn't insert any block
element when I insert an IMG. I am testing with 2.0a.

Oh, how to tell if the parent of insertion point is a pseudo block
level-type of element? 

Thanks for your help...

-----Original Message-----
From: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr [mailto:Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr]
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 3:53 AM
To: Ly, An
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Subject: Re: SPAN, SUP, SUB, etc... 

Hi Ly,

SPAN, SUP, SUB, etc. elements are in-line elements and Amaya needs a block
element to format them in line. When they are not put into a paragraph Amaya
is waiting for a pseudo block level (the pseudo paragraph). The pseudo
is automatically generated by our HTML parser and is never exported.

In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 01 Sep 1999 16:40:27 -0400."
> Oops, I meant BODY, not BASE. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ly, An [mailto:An.Ly@cai.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 4:06 PM
> To: www-amaya@w3.org
> Subject: RE: SPAN, SUP, SUB, etc...
> I've dug deeper into this...
> It appears that inserting a pseudo paragraph fixes this problem (if it is
> indeed one). Then the next question is, is this a correct fix? Will it be
> safe to universally insert a pseudo paragraph before SPAN, etc., or just
> the case where it follows the BASE element? I'm thinking maybe in some
> where it is illegal to insert SPAN, inserting the pseudo paragraph may
> become a backdoor.
> On another note, inserting this pseudo paragraph also allows you to type
> text right after inserting an image after BASE! Is this valid HTML
> or is the behavior of such code undefined by the spec?  If it's valid then
> inserting the pseudo paragraph appears to fix this other problem.
> Thanks for any feedback!
> -An
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ly, An [mailto:An.Ly@cai.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 12:58 PM
> To: www-amaya@w3.org
> Subject: SPAN, SUP, SUB, etc...
> Hi,
> Some basic set elements such as SPAN, SUB, SUP, etc., insert an ancestor
> (ADDRESS?) when they're inserted on a new empty document. In
> CreateNewElement, it appears CanInsertBySplitting returns FALSE on current
> element (type 27) at the insertion point, and ListRuleOfElem subsequently
> returns ADDRESS as a possible ancestor where the element is inserted as a
> child under. As far as I know, the standard does not require presence of
> ADDRESS (or other ancestor -- well, it has to be inside BODY obviously)
> before inserting SPAN, SUB, SUP, etc.
> Is this a bug? If so, what is the suggested code fix?
> Thanks!
> -An

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