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From Bruno Dumon <br...@outerthought.org>
Subject Re: HtmlCleaningConvertor
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2004 08:28:19 GMT
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 10:13 +0200, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Steven Noels wrote:
> > On 27 Oct 2004, at 07:53, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> > 
> >> One question to the "strict" cleaning. IIRC Steven's presentation you  
> >> use HtmlArea at the client. So I guess that the HtmlCleaner is in 
> >> some  way optimized (at least testet) with it and it should work fine 
> >> with  it. I mean that it doesn't swallow some parts of the user's 
> >> HtmlArea  input, does it?
> > 
> > 
> > It does, actually - by design.

Just to clarify: it never swallows character data, only elements and/or
attributes, much like a browser ignores tags it doesn't recognize.

>  You need to specify the  
> > not-to-be-swallowed parts [1]. Having done that, it works amazingly  
> > well & gives you a nice mixture of rich-text-like, yet  
> > structured-enough authoring, and the piece of mind that 1) you can  
> > safely edit the same document using both IE and Mozilla without huge  
> > reformatting issues, and 2) XHTML-like output is usable as XSLT input  
> > without nasty clean-up stylesheets.
> > 
> > [1]  
> > http://svn.cocoondev.org/viewsvn/trunk/daisy/services/htmlcleaner/src/ 
> > test/org/outerj/daisy/htmlcleaner/cleanerconf.xml? 
> > view=auto&rev=736&root=daisy
> > 
> > </Steven>
> 
> I really like your highly configurable design. The more I know the more I want 
> to see it becoming part of Cocoon :-)
> 
> Do you (OT) prefer moving it over to Cocoon yourself or should I do it? It 
> wouldn't have top-priority on my Cocoon todo list but I would do the job 
> sometime in November (so if somebody has more time and/or needs it right now, 
> don't hesitate ;-))

I'll leave it to you then :-)

-- 
Bruno Dumon                             http://outerthought.org/
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center
bruno@outerthought.org                          bruno@apache.org


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