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Missing text in MacIE5 in PR-smil20-20010605

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 15:19:52 -0700
Message-Id: <p05100308b76a95ef194c@[]>
To: www-smil@w3.org
Dear SMIL editors,

In MacIE 5.0 (the current release version) and IE 5.1b1 (the current
public beta for Mac OS X) you can spot missing words throughout the
SMIL 2.0 specification, apparently caused by an interaction between
extra space in class values and some CSS rules. I did report this to

For example in the unordered list in section 5.8 at:

See this screenshot:

Part of the markup:
     the&nbsp;<a href="layout.html#edef-region" class="noxref"><SPAN
     class="einst-region             einst">region</SPAN></a> element

The spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#h-6.2

"...User agents may ignore leading and trailing white space in CDATA
     attribute values (e.g., "   myval   " may be interpreted as
     "myval"). Authors should not declare attribute values with
     leading or trailing white space."

Could the extra spaces in SMIL class values please be removed? This
white space was apparently introduced by a production script. (Removing
the line ".hide { display: none }" from W3C-[WD, CR, PR, REC].css is a
workaround I don't expect will happen.) Using Tidy is one way to remove
extra spaces: http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/

Thank you,
Susan Lesch - mailto:lesch@w3.org  tel:+1.858.483.4819
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - http://www.w3.org/
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2001 18:20:00 UTC

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