Change of <br> tag [DONE]

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Justinus
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Change of <br> tag [DONE]

Post by Justinus » Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:10 am

I would like to request the change of a tag from <br> to <br />. <br> is deprecated in the current W3C standard, which is XHTML 1.1. I understand that many browsers used by surfers don't fully support XHTML, specifically IE. However, changing from <br> to <br /> doesn't hurt older browsers one bit as they can display a new tag correctly, and this is also a part of migrating from HTML to XHTML in W3C's plan.

Personally, I want to change this tag because I'm developing XML template for AniDB and the template can't correctly display some fields, especially synopsis/description field, because it contains a number of <br> tags. Right now, I'm using a workaround method by using [[CDATA]] though it displays <br> mixed together with other information, which is not quite a good looking.

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Post by PetriW » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:09 am

It's been changed already as I understand it but it's only updated when people edit the anime/etc entry.

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Post by Justinus » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:47 am

Couldn't you run an SQL script via database interface, e.g. phpMyAdmin? If you can't, then does it mean that we have to edit those entries one by one?

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Post by PetriW » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:43 pm

You could always submit a bug report to the anidb tracker and request the script to be run.

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Post by Justinus » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:46 pm

Maybe, I'll take CDATA off in the next version of my template, and ask them to report any left-over unchanged <br> tag to AniDB's staff members whenever they find one.

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