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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-03 03:53:06

David Abrahams wrote:

> > I thought here might be some switch to turn on the old behaviour, but
> > could not find it in docs. I'll ask on tidy's mailing list.
> My impression is that some choices were made to ensure absolute
> portability to the most browsers possible. Apparently line breaks
> are significant :(

I've got the attached reply on tidy-ml (btw, it's
gmane.comp.web.html-tidy.user newsgroup). The output is still different: I'm
unhappy about lack of newlines after </pre>, for example. Do we have the time
to experiment with switches? I'd suggest to reverting the the old version

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To: Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>
From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel_at_[hidden]>
Subject: Re: Change in indent style
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Hi Vladimir,

Yes, the behavior of the -i command line option was changed to match its
historical behavior, namely --indent yes. For details,

To get the prior output, use this:

--indent auto


Note, --indent yes (and, therefore, -i) is deprecated because the liberties
it takes with whitespace are known to cause layout problems in browsers.


At 07:53 PM 2/28/2003 +0300, Vladimir Prus wrote:

>I've noticed that the recent C version of tidy
> (HTML Tidy for Linux/x86 released on 1st January 2003)
>as well as
> HTML Tidy for Linux/x86 released on 1st November 2002
>produces output quite different from that of
> HTML Tidy for Linux/x86 (release date: 1st October 2002; built on
> Oct 8
> 2002, at 23:33:07)
>when using "-i -wrap 78" options.
>For example, <h3> element is now split into three lines, except of been
>placed on one. This is quite troublesome, because I'm using tidy to make
>sure that changes to html documentation result in minimal textual
>difference. If several persons you different versions of tidy, or tidy
>behaviour changes, the difference between document version is rather large.
>Is there a way to get older behaviour back with command line switches.
>More general question: is there a place where changes in formatting
>behaviour are documented, so that I can learn proper combination of
>switches myself.


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