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Re: [Lynx-dev] [Minor suggestion] Lynx should handle link elements conta

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] [Minor suggestion] Lynx should handle link elements containing any block elements
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 20:42:04 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 09:35:51PM +0200, Mathieu Bonnet wrote:
> Using lynx-2.8.6_rel-4 (on Gentoo Linux), Lynx does not handle links 
> containing some block elements (`<a href="#"><div>Foo</div></a>` does 
> not work -"Foo" is on a new line, as normal text, that is, it is not 
> styled, and cannot get the focus-, while `<a href="#"><p>Foo</p></a>` 
> does work).
> While putting block elements, in inline elements, surely is incorrect, 
> in W3C HTML, it should be supported, for compatibility with broken 
> websites (I encountered one, today -and surely told the owner to use 
> <span>, if it was really needed, but it's probably not the only website 
> doing this).

It seems to work if you turn on tagsoup mode, e.g., control/V

(for the rest, I'll have to see if it's a bug-fix or a workaround ;-)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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