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Re: Out-of-order <A NAME="Top"> confuses Amaya

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:40:44 -0500 (EST)
To: bglbv@my-deja.com
cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9912200739190.18002-100000@tux.w3.org>
I got the same behaviour in the binary linux release of Amaya 2.4 (the .tgz
version).I guess the solution is when cleaning up <A NAME... to only close it
off, since as far as I know there is no big use of the content of a named
anchor, especially when it is not well-formed in the first place.

Charles McCN

On Sat, 18 Dec 1999 bglbv@my-deja.com wrote:

  I saw the following structure in http://www.indigo.ie/egt/ :
  
  <HTML>
  <A NAME="Top">
  <HEAD><!-- usual TITLE and HTTP-EQUIV=Content-Type --></HEAD>
  <BODY>
  <IMG SRC="header.gif"><BR>
  <H1>Index</H1>
  <IMG SRC="somebullet.gif"><A HREF="some.url">Label</A>
  <!-- More stuff -->
  </BODY>
  </HTML>
  
  (unless this was the result of some garbling by proxies along the way).
  It's godawful HTML, but still it would be nice it Amaya could handle
  this sort of thing as gracefully as possible.
  
  What Amaya currently parses this into is somewhat surprising.
  As far as I can make it from the structure view (which is garbled:
  a bug), it's something like:
  
  <BODY>
    <A NAME="Top">
      <IMG SRC="header.gif"><BR>
    </A>
    <H1><A NAME="Top">Index</A></H1>
    <A NAME="Top">
      <IMG SRC="somebullet.gif">
      <A NAME="Top" HREF="some.url">Label</A>
      <!-- More stuff until the next HR element -->
    </A>
    <!-- More stuff with plenty of A NAME="Top" -->
  </BODY>
  
  And in the formatted view there is a line break just after the "L" in "Label".
  Yes, in the middle of a word: that's what alerted me to it all.
  
  Can anyone reproduce this? (I haven't tried with a binary Amaya distribution.)
  Fix the various bugs involved?
  
  

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