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lynx-dev Re: msg00798.html (was: 0x2276 handling) FIXED!

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: lynx-dev Re: msg00798.html (was: 0x2276 handling) FIXED!
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 13:03:08 -0400

"Leonid Pauzner" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >>         The URL is:
>> >Following recovery issues proposed:
>> >
>> >(1) translate entities only from correct syntax which ends up with ";",
>> >                overwise return verbatim  (but the BIG TWO?)
>> >(2) do (1) only in HREF= (but we got two strings you quoted above
>> >                displayed differently)
>> >(3) do not translate &xyz= which ends up with "=" (no ";" before "=")
>> >
>> >The last variant looks more preferable.
>>         The last variant is still too general.  What might be good is
>> a more specific exception, that an '=' is not treated as an implied
>> terminator in the specific case of an attribute value which corresponds
>> to a URL.  That violates SGML principles, but in that specific case an
>> '=' not preceded by a ';' is highly unlikely to be intended by the
>Not been involved in general code rewriting (which still awaiting
>for voluntarist), this prompt fix solve the problem.

        I have no way to check it, but it looks good, i.e., should be
restricted to values which are URLs, and still treat '=' as an implied
terminator for numeric character references.

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