Change to book generation

Mark Hymers markh at
Sat Oct 5 14:12:41 PDT 2002

On Sat, 05, Oct, 2002 at 05:38:43PM +0200, Matthias Benkmann spoke thus..
> On Sat, 5 Oct 2002 10:54:43 -0400 "Seth W. Klein" <sk at>
> wrote:
> > Matthias Benkmann <matthias at> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 18:55:04 -0400 "Seth W. Klein" <sk at>
> > > wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > It is not. However, Mozilla at least, will recognize it if it is
> > > > written as "<br />". Note the space.
> > > 
> > > That is not the point. I was talking about HTML that is valid, not
> > > HTML that is working in Mozilla (which doesn't even require the space;
> > > no browser I know requires the space). 
> > 
> > Then you have forgotten Netscape 4.x. Or does some 4.x version later
> > than 4.79 handle <br/> without the space?
> You're right. Netscape 4.x ignores the tags unless the spaces are there.

To bring this vaguely back on-topic I just managed to look at the book
using netscape-4.7something using a university machine and some SSH X
forwarding.  I had a quick check of some random pages (the connection
was too slow to look at them all) including the ones with tables on and
it seems to render ok.

If anyone has any concete objections to the HTML we currently generate
can they state them now; I'm fairly lost as to what people are saying


Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>

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