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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Contribution of the HTML sub-component of the SWING component
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 19:07:09 GMT


Miguel Montes wrote:
> Hi all:
> On behalf of ITC, I would like to offer our help to complete this package.
> We could work in the missing parser.

Fantastic.  Please have the people working on it work here and with much
discussion with the rest of the community.

> The new contribution is based on HTML 4.01, while Sun's version is based on
> HTML 3.2,  (in fact, the DTD used is different from the HTML 3.2 DTD,
> perhaps is based on an early draft).
> ¿Which one should we follow? ¿How important is to be compatible with the
> existing codebase?

To start the discussion, fire that off as a new thread w/ the subject :

[classlib][html]  ......

or something.

geir

> 
> 
> On 7/21/06, Ivanov, Alexey A <alexey.a.ivanov@intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'd like to announce the contribution of javax.swing.text.html package
>> on behalf of Intel. The archive can be found here:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-948
>>
>>
>> The contribution includes new files implementing HTML text functionality
>> and a small patch for already existing files in javax.swing to integrate
>> the new code.
>>
>> The package is incomplete, the code there is not sufficient to enable
>> those nice help windows in jEdit... yet. If anyone wants to help making
>> it complete, you have an excellent chance to do so!
>>
>> For the biggest issue, there is no HTML parser. Some tags are not
>> supported yet, such as AREA, MAP, APPLET, IFRAME, OBJECT, PARAM and some
>> others, as well as incomplete support of CSS1 properties. The list of
>> known issues and TODOs can be found in the README file included in the
>> contribution, as well as the building and testing instructions.
>>
>> Please don't hesitate to contact me for more details if needed, and I
>> intend to keep working on this package in Harmony.
>>
>> -- 
>> Alexey A. Ivanov
>> Intel Middleware Product Division
>>
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