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Re: LYNX-DEV ALIGNment problem

From: Hiram Lester, Jr.
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV ALIGNment problem
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 21:35:40 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 13 Dec 1996, Christopher R. Maden wrote:

> [Hiram Lester]
> > I know Fote has alrady commented and fixed the glitch, but I wanted
> > to pick a small nit here.  The <hr> is actually what ends the <p> as
> > far as the DTD is concerned.
> Correct, and when authoring, the DTD is what should be followed.
> However, given the large amount (90%, per Sturgeon) of crap out there,
> Lynx shouldn't necessarily follow the DTD, but should follow common
> sense.

I don't know if I necessarily agree with that... One of the great things
about Lynx is that it IS standards based.  The idea behind DTD's in the
first place is that if all browsers complied strictly to them, and users
created valid documents, documents would be formatted identically for all
browsers.  Alas this isn't the case, but I think Lynx is a step in the
right direction with its strict interpretations of most things.

> [More about editors snipped]
> I have yet to see a good HTML editor that wasn't SGML-based; Claris's
> is... non-Scottish, let's say; and NavGold is pretty bad, too.

Maybe we should rate editors here. :)  NavGold has the best interface of
the GUI editors I've tried, and seems to produce REASONABLY decent HTML
minus the <hr> problem and problems with LINK's being moved into the
BODY...  "non-Scottish"?  Maybe that's a reference to SCTV and the "All
Things Scottish store" (or whatever) where "If it's not Scottish it's
crap!"... ? :)

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