[BUG] HTMLText <H5> incorrectly converted

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Wed Jul 15 05:51:27 EDT 2015

Hi Kay,

I'd think there are at least two valid reasons why your bug report 
should not have been closed without a fix.

Browsers don't render the h5 tag as italic. The h5 tag is a valid tag 
and should be dealt with correctly. LiveCode doesn't honour any HTML 
standard, but I still believe that the h5 tag should be rendered 
correctly, since all other h* tags do.

There was a time when the syntax 'beep 2' beeped only once. After many 
years, RunRev decided to fix the bug. They didn't close the bug report 
saying it had always been like this.

If Mark Waddingham still thinks it should be closed, I hope he can 
provide a different explanation. I should add that the difference 
between h4, h5 and h6 might be too small to notice, without additional 
style tags.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 7/15/2015 07:21, Kay C Lan wrote:
> Folks,
> I recently added bug 15599 which reads as:
> -----------------------
> Create a New Stack
> Place a Scrolling Field (7.0.6) or Text Area (8.0 dp2) on it and enlarge it
> to fill the stack.
> In the Message Box enter:
> set the textFont of fld 1 to "Arial" --must use a font with italics
> set the fixedLineHeight of fld 1 to false
> repeat with x = 1 to 6
> put "<H" & x & ">" into tHead
> put "</H" & x & ">" into tTail
> set the htmlText of line x of fld 1 to tHead & "This is Heading " & x &
> tTail
> end repeat
> put the htmlText of fld 1
> You'll note that in the field only Heading 5 is in italics and if you check
> the HTMLText output Heading 5 is the only one to include the <i></i> tags.
> When converting <H5> to LCs <p><b><font size... equivalent, the <i></i>
> tags should not be included.
> -----------------------
> As usual the mothership responded swiftly but slightly differently than
> expected. Mark indicated that <H5> has always converted to italics and so
> has closed the report. No I don't know if 'always' means always for
> Revolution, always back to MetaCard, always back to HyperCard or always for
> xTalk languages. So I'm just wondering if anyone here would know the
> history about this and why only <H5> has been singled out to appear
> differently in LC than it does in a Browser.
> I assume changing it now would have consequences for some people's legacy
> code.
> I added a comment that maybe the Dictionary needs to highlight this anomaly.
> If you consider <H5> in LC should look like <H5> in a Browser then you may
> wish to add comments to 15599.
> For me, I just need to write a little handler for <H5> that will go back
> and remove the <i></i> tags so that my LC field is identical to the Browser
> equivalent. Not a hard thing to do in LC ;-)
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