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 <firstname.lastname@example.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.
%%% Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho % email@example.com % http://www.iki.fi/gaia/ %%%
Good Times are back again!