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Re: lynx-dev Re: Another TagSoup problem

From: purslow
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: Another TagSoup problem
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 08:30:46 -0500
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040203 Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> Henry wrote:
>> The html you quoted is a mess, and should be rendered as such IMO.
> Right, let's penalize the writers of this mess
> by making it unreadable on 0.01% of browsers!  :-(


>> But, what do you mean by "default"?  I thought Lynx had only two parsers:
>> "relaxed (TagSoup mode)" and "strict (SortaSGML mode)".
>> AFAIK, these two are a toggle, and neither is _the_ default.
> Quite the contrary.  So called "strict" (actually "make a mess without
> any feedback to the user about the reason") parsing is the default.

ditto.  Tagsoup sb the default.

also, IZ is correct re the case of the spurious  </a> .

Lynx has a definite, but very limited, place in today's software world,
not least for browsing local help dox, but it will have none at all,
if it insists on adhering rigidly to the standards of 1995 .

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