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Re: Syntactic sugare in Amaya ( </li>, </p> )

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 12:31:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@merl.com>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0310011223160.4888@homer.w3.org>

This would not be a welcome change. XML Web clients do use these closing
tags, and XML was developed because it was too hard to be sure when things
were supposed to close in SGML.

Processing tools such as XSLT also rely on having the closing tags, even if
not all web clients do yet. This is important as the web moves back to the
variety of browsers and tools that it was envisioned having, and as more
services and semantics increase the number of tools being used to process
information on the web.



On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

>While working with Amaya a bit and testing it against other web
>editing such as Adobe GoLive, I've noticed that it generates quite a
>bit of syntactic sugar, namely the </li> and </p> closing tags.
>Or is there some policy of using closing tags at w3c that I should
>know about? Since these are not actually *used* by web clients, and
>since keeping them correctly matched to their associated <li> and <p>
>tags is a practical nightmare if even one of those closing tags gets
>lost, and since for other web editing tools those show up as dangling
>tags, I'd like to suggest not using them at all in amaya. Deleting
>them universally from the source code seems to be a straightforward
> It's not clear to me if this would be a welcome change to Amaya
>behavior. I'd be happy to test it myself. But it's not clear to me how
>much of this generation of syntactic sugar is in Amaya, and how much
>is in the redland package and I should contact those authors and
>convince them to not use those closing tags. And if it's not a welcome
>change, I won't burn my cycles testing it.
>				Nico Kadel-Garcia
>				System and Networks Administrator
>				Mitsubish Electric Research Lab
>				<nkadel@merl.com>

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