Re: anchors with the same name.

Lou Montulli (
Thu, 12 Aug 93 21:23:05 CDT

> ... In the file,
> the lists get indented too far after QUINCEY KOZIOL entry because of a
> missing </UL> in his entry. My list handling code does this too -
> any ideas on how to detect it? Xmosaic formats the list just fine.
> *sigh* My life would be so much simpler if Xmosaic wasn't so
> accomodating of bad HTML :)

I Agree completely!! This is my official plee for marc and eric to
stop supporting such bad html. Some of the things they have done
I agree have usefulness, but there is TOO much tolorance for other
things that should never be tolarated. Bad nesting is a good
example of this. I can understand letting users put a <p> anywhere
in a document, but some of these other things UGGGGG! Don't change
it now but remember that a golden oportunity exists with the
release of xmosaic 2.0 to eliminate the crap. Would someone be
willing to write a bad HTML to "mostly" valid HTML converter?
If we don't stop it now it will just get worse.

I purpose that we submit a list of the bad markup that is tolorable.
(i.e. <p>'s anywhere, etc.) That way we can all support these things
and maybe even write some consistent documentation. All the rest,
like headers in lists, bad anchor/list/emphasis nesting, etc.
can be expunged.

Sick of bug reports because "It works in Mosaic",

  *           T H E   U N I V E R S I T Y   O F   K A N S A S              *
  *         Lou  MONTULLI @                           *
  *                     ACS Computing Services *
  *     913/864-0436        Ukanvax.bitnet             Lawrence, KS 66044  *
  *             UNIX! Cool! I know that!  Jurassic Park - The Movie        *