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by roedygr
Fri May 09, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: feeding the Griffon
Replies: 3
Views: 3234

Re: feeding the Griffon

I think it is removing all empty <a tags, even if they have an id . I have to be careful never to feed it unexpanded macros (which look like comments) to griffon, since they can look like empty <a too. However, there is nothing you could do about that. Perhaps I will take another stab at convincing ...
by roedygr
Mon May 05, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: using HTMLValidator in batch files
Replies: 1
Views: 4100

using HTMLValidator in batch files

I have not yet nailed down exactly what is happening, but my batch files behave differently when I invoke htmlvalidator depending it if it already running or if it has to start afresh. I would like some way to make them behave consistently, as if it were not already loaded. At this point I can't be ...
by roedygr
Sun May 04, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: colon bug
Replies: 0
Views: 9101

colon bug

If you type span.someclass: {... instead of span.someclass {..., you will not get an error message. Your style will be quietly ignored.
by roedygr
Sat May 03, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Typing Shortcut
Replies: 2
Views: 4610

Re: Typing Shortcut

one more. A keystroke to to remove the immediate enclosing par of tags

You just have to click anywhere between the two tags or select something in there.
by roedygr
Sat May 03, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Typing Shortcut
Replies: 2
Views: 4610

Typing Shortcut

I when I am using the HTMLValidator editor the most common thing I type is convert: flippin seperaters to <span class="sic"> flippin seperaters </span> So I would like a key than when you hit it puts the highlighted text in a sandwich <span class="?"> ... </span> Even better let me configure several...
by roedygr
Fri May 02, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: purl.org
Replies: 1
Views: 3526

purl.org

I wrote earlier asking about purl.org which has been off the air a week. The message disappeared. Perhaps the posting process takes more confirms that I expect. Anyway, I have tracked the problem down. My ISP Shaw has defective DNS servers missing purl.org, java.net and others. I have switched over ...
by roedygr
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: feeding the Griffon
Replies: 3
Views: 3234

feeding the Griffon

Blue Griffon is an HTML editor. It has a rude habit the author refuses to fix. It removes all markup of the form <a id="XXX"></a> without comment. I have gradually been changing my markup to avoid this construct but it would be nice if HTML Validator would warn me of remaining bits, meaning it is sa...
by roedygr
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Spell check eternal exceptions
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Re: Spell check eternal exceptions

Guess I hadn't noticed that the validator uses the {F7} dictionaries. What languages are available for the dictionary engine? Is there any way to put something in the documents to tell it which language to use, on a per page or per span basis? What is the engine called? Have you looked an any alter...
by roedygr
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Spell check eternal exceptions
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Re: Spell check eternal exceptions

Unfortunately the editor spell checker is currently a 'dumb' spell-check. It may be improved in the future but it's not designed to parse HTML and handle the "lang" attribute like the validator engine is for the spelling message it generates. The trick then is to pre-massage what it sees. You may h...
by roedygr
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: early warning
Replies: 3
Views: 5176

Re: early warning

You should be able to write a TNPL Batch Wizard function to generate progress messages for this. It could keep a total error count, and then if, say, over 100 errors have occurred, display some type of message (perhaps highlighting in red) in the batch progress either once or after every validation...
by roedygr
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: header nesting
Replies: 1
Views: 4723

header nesting

Officially you are supposed to nest h1 h2 h3 h4.... However I often use them like this h1 h2 h4 The errors you can make include: 1. skipping a level, e.g. h4 inside h2 2. nesting h2 inside h2, clearly an error. 3. putting h1 inside h2, a serious error. There should be a way to configure 4 levels of ...
by roedygr
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: 4 px bug
Replies: 1
Views: 2793

4 px bug

If you type 4 px instead of 4px, TopStyle will not complain in the style check, but the Chrome browser will ignore the style.
by roedygr
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: early warning
Replies: 3
Views: 5176

early warning

I generate most of my markup with a Java computer program. If it is wrong in some file, it will be wrong in others. When I do a batch validate, I don't find out until it is complete if nearly every file is failing, an indication of a systemic problem. It would be nice if as batch validator is workin...
by roedygr
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: synching left and right panels
Replies: 0
Views: 8970

synching left and right panels

I have my code on the left panel and the Inspector on the right. Consider some of the following problems. I am working on font specification on the left. I wonder to myself, what are the alternative units of measure? How to I find font-size entry in the Inspector? Usually I scan for it. It takes sev...
by roedygr
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: padding unit of measure
Replies: 0
Views: 9152

padding unit of measure

One of my styles was being ignored. CSS style checker seemed to think it was ok. However, Chrome's inspector warning me the padding line in my style was being ignored. It flagged it with a warning icon. I figured out the problem. I mindless measured in "pix" elements instead of "px" elements. I woul...