[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Google Mail trouble: `div' elements within `a' elements' bodies
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 07:51:42 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, David Woolley wrote:

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 12:36:52PM +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
        There's one more problem with Google Mail vs. Lynx interaction.
        The redirection page contains:


<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=&#39;;";>

This violates an explicit SHOULD NOT rule in the HTML specification! Further proof that the authors know nothing about HTML. This doesn't affect Lynx, as Lynx always overrides the refresh time.

I assume you're referring to

   Note. Some user agents support the use of META to refresh the current
   page after a specified number of seconds, with the option of replacing
   it by a different URI. Authors should not use this technique to
   forward users to different pages, as this makes the page inaccessible
   to some users. Instead, automatic page forwarding should be done using
   server-side redirects.

However, the issue reported deals with the encoded single-quotes.  The
applicable paragraph seems to be this:

   By default, SGML requires that all attribute values be delimited using
   either double quotation marks (ASCII decimal 34) or single quotation
   marks (ASCII decimal 39). Single quote marks can be included within
   the attribute value when the value is delimited by double quote marks,
   and vice versa. Authors may also use numeric character references to
   represent double quotes (&#34;) and single quotes (&#39;). For double
   quotes authors can also use the character entity reference &quot;.

Thomas E. Dickey

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]