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Re: texi to epub

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: texi to epub
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 21:14:31 +0100

On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:46:08AM -0800, Per Bothner wrote:
> I know nothing about it - appears to have been added by Gavin:
> 2020-11-25  Gavin Smith  <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com>
>         data-manual attribute
>         * tp/Texinfo/Convert/HTML.pm (_convert_xref_commands):
>         Set data-manual attribute instead of class="texi-manual"
>         on links to other Texinfo manuals.
> > I propose to add a customization variable like 'NO_CUSTOM_ATTRIBUTE' to
> > set to 1 to avoid data-manual and use it too for future custom
> > attributes.
> Why bother? What problem does it solve?  It avoids some warnings from
> an overly-picky validator. I don't see that as a strong reason to change 
> anything.

I do not like non standard attribute names in HTML output because I like
to have as simple as possible HTML, it helps with understanding and
checking the resulting HTML files, it solves the problem of having
customized attributes.  I also understand the use for custom attributes,
the data-manual doesn't only replace class="texi-manual" but also
provide manual name of target which can probably be useful sometime.

> > > * Tables which do their header and footer inside thead and tfoot, but
> > >    not the content inside tbody (which seems valid in XHTML 1.0 but not
> > >    in 1.1).
> > 
> > I think that it would make sens to always use tbody.
> Again, it's just a warning - but if it's easy to fix, we might as well.

And also I think that it is better to have it not only because it gives
a warning but because it is useful to have this structure for css or
subsequent parsing of the HTML, and also because it is a similar
structure with docbook output, and also consistent with the Texinfo
tree structure.


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