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Re: XHTML-Error in your Outlines

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 06:43:40 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>>It actually too on the order of 8 hours to get right for all the edge
>>cases I could come up with. The code in question was designed back in
>>the days of HTML 3.2 when closing elements was optional and relied
>>heavily on not needing to close either the <li> or <ul> elements. :-(
>HTML 3.2 does not allow to omit </ul>... :-P

Right, which means there were more bugs in that code that could be triggered
by certain inputs. The new code should get it right in all instances and
correctly close all <li> and <ul> elements that it opens. Not that it's very
/pretty/ code, but it ought to get the job done. :-)

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polishing now and then.                                        -- Len Bullard

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