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Re: [Lynx-dev] Google Mail trouble: `div' elements within `a' elements'

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Google Mail trouble: `div' elements within `a' elements' bodies
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 09:35:37 +0100
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Ivan Shmakov wrote:

        A few months ago, the ``Basic HTML'' interface of Google Mail
        was changed so that it now uses constructs like:

Whilst Google are only noted for their clean user interfaces, not their ability to write HTML, this is particularly bad.

<b>From Who</b>...</td>

Looks like it should have been th (semantic error).

<a href="?v=c&th=hexnumber">

There is no &th; entity in HTML. This would abort in real XHTML and is relying on error recovery in HTML.

<div><font size=1><font color=#006633>
As noted, plus inline absolute sizes and element that has been deprecated for the best part of a decade.

<b>On something</b>

Physical us of b.


David Woolley
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