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Re: lynx-dev [dev.20] SortaSGML parsing bug (?)

From: Greg Marr
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [dev.20] SortaSGML parsing bug (?)
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 17:28:41 -0500

At 04:49 PM 3/18/99 , Kim DeVaughn wrote:
>For many versions, up to and including dev.19, using SortaSGML parsing
>of the Yahoo Finance page that gives a summary of the major financial
>indices has rendered as:
>However, changing to TagSoup parsing, returns the indices lines back to
>the left margin, so it seems there are some problems with the changes made
>to the parsing code for dev.20.

Looking at the page source, one could say that the problem is in dev.19 and
prior.  Those lines that are right-justified are in table rows with

One really has to wonder what exactly they were trying to accomplish with all
those tables.  There is one main table with two rows.  Each row has three
cells, each of which spans two columns.  Each of those cells has a table with
no border, and a single row which is right aligned.  This row has two or three
cells, the first of which is left-aligned.  What a mess.

Greg Marr
"We thought you were dead." 
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"

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