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The old lynx bug (was: Re: Bugs older than two years)

On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 12:14:42AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>    Package: lynx
>    Maintainer: Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org>
>    3846 lynx misdisplays multiple <dt> in <dl>
>    [HELP] Is this really a bug?

RFC 1866 (HTML 2.0) says:

   The content of a <DL> element is a sequence of <DT> elements and/or
   <DD> elements, usually in pairs. Multiple <DT> may be paired with a
   single <DD> element. Documents should not contain multiple
   consecutive <DD> elements.


   Unless the COMPACT attribute is present, an HTML user agent may leave
   white space between successive DT, DD pairs. The COMPACT attribute
   may also reduce the width of the left-hand (DT) column.

Thus, it looks like a bug, since (by natural implication) space may be
left only between successive DT DD pairs, and multiple DT's are allowed
for a DD.  The newer HTML specifications do not address this.

This should be forwarded upstream.

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