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From Bruno Dumon <>
Subject Re: TidySerializer
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 21:48:59 GMT
On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 22:19, Torsten Knodt wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 June 2003 21:46, Bruno Dumon wrote:
> BD> yeah yeah, I agree with that, and for that purpose the tidyserializer is
> BD> very valuable. I was only wondering if there were any blocking bugs in
> BD> the normal htmlserializer that make it impossible to generate valid html
> BD> (next to the namespace problem).
> No real blocking. For most problems, there is a simple workaround.
> BD> (I'll look into applying the tidyserializer.)
> When you or someone else wants to apply it, I'll provide xdocs for it, 
> including all supported parameter by tidy.


> BD> TK> You have to validate the output to see if it's valid.
> BD> Is there any other way to validate the output then by validating it?
> Was written bad. You have to validate the output with an external program to 
> see if it is valid. That's what I meat.


> BD> If "the job" means that Xalan should validate the serialized xml against
> BD> the DTD it references, then I think it's a pretty save bet to say that
> BD> will never ever happen.
> I hope it removes not allowed and not needed namespaces.

but that is quite a heavy process if only for aesthetic purposes.

>  For deciding what 
> namespaces are allowed, it has to do validation.

true, but only if you are still living in the DTD-area. And since in
DTD's you shouldn't be using namespaces in the first place, maybe it is
easier to simply make a transformer which drops all namespaces?

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

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