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From Bruno Dumon <>
Subject Re: TidySerializer
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 07:38:12 GMT
On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 17:57, Torsten Knodt wrote:
> When TidySerializer would be in cocoon, more people would try it. And perhaps 
> there will be someone who cleans it up and adds SAX and DOM support.

That's right.

>  Also 
> perhaps someone integrates it into xalan.
> And for the namespace problem. Tidy hides it only for (X)HTML. It doesn't hide 
> it for WML, where you have the same. Everywhere where you have a DTD for the 
> output and using different namespaces during creation, you can have the 
> problem.
> We have a current problem, that cocoon is not useable in many cases, because 
> it's nearly impossible to create valid (x)html.

And again I'm wondering why? Of the tree reasons given earlier: 

AC> 1) As a fix for the "the namespace problem"
AC> 2) When human-readable HTML output is needed
AC> 3) To validate the output to a dtd

only number 1 really causes problems, the others are merely
conveniences. Those are important too, but don't make it "impossible to
create valid (x)html".

>  With TidySerializer we would 
> have a temporary inofficial solution. There is also HTMLGenerator using jtidy 
> and noone says, we wait for the web pages to have valid (X)HTML.

While I do find this a false comparison (we don't control webpages, but
we do control what we generate in our pipelines), please understand that
I'm not opposed to a tidyserializer. I'm just figuring out why I would
use it.

Bruno Dumon                   
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center                

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