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Re: View Source

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:55:52 -0400
Message-ID: <49BF0328.9060908@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: www-svg@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Hi, David-

L. David Baron wrote (on 3/16/09 9:39 PM):
> On Monday 2009-03-16 20:31 -0400, Doug Schepers wrote:
>>  T.V Raman wrote (on 3/16/09 12:58 PM):
>>>  And this is why in gneral, it would be a good idea for
>>>  show-source to perhaps show a cleaned-up serialization, rather
>>>  than the original tag-soup that was authored.
>>
>>  I think everyone is on board with this idea, not just for SVG and
>>  MathML, but even for HTML... if someone out there has a good rationale
>>  against it, I'd be curious to know what that is.
>
> Showing cleaned up source breaks the idea of doing view-source to
> figure out why a page is misbehaving, which is important when
> diagnosing browser bugs or diagnosing cases where a page depends on
> browser-specific behavior.
>
> Showing the original source rather than the cleaned-up source in
> such cases also gives you a better chance to figure out what the
> author was intending to do, which is important to understand if
> you're going to email them advice about how to fix their page.

Fair enough.  I think Jonas' proposal might ameliorate this:
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Mar/0372.html

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Tuesday, 17 March 2009 01:56:06 GMT

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