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Re: [Lynx-dev] Maximum nesting of HTML elements exceeded (zap2it)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Maximum nesting of HTML elements exceeded (zap2it)
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 08:14:54 -0500
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On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 05:50:56PM -0800, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> At 07:48 p -0500 02/08/2008, Thomas Dickey didst inscribe upon an 
> electronic papyrus:
> >On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> >
> >>The format of changed yesterday. Just when I 
> >>thought it was now beautifully Lynx-optimized, I see the error 
> >>"Maximum nesting of HTML elements exceeded" flash on the screen, 
> >>and I think the innermost LIs were truncated.
> >>
> >>What is the nesting limit?
> >>Is this a Lynx issue or a site issue?
> >
> >It's likely a problem with the page - some don't nest the tags properly.
> >You can usually work around those by using the tagsoup mode (toggle 
> >using control/V).
> Wow, tagsoup mode looks completely different -- only one level of list.

Some of that shows up in validating (though there are other problems with
the page).  For example (from WDG - W3C has a lot more to say):

       Error:  end tag for element td which is not open; try removing the
       end tag or check for improper nesting of elements
     * Line 1184, character 58:
... ogram zc-genre-Children" id="1_3" style="width: 120px;"  >

Thomas E. Dickey

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