[BUG] HTMLText <H5> incorrectly converted

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 23:25:24 EDT 2015


Thanks Mark for the update.

With the recent announcement about the progress with HTML5 I'm sure this
will become more and more important. In my naive understanding of what you
are saying it sounds to me like some kind of CSS for LC.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:58 PM, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:

> I doesn't go back to HyperCard, since HC had no native html
>> capabilities. It does go back to MetaCard, and I vaguely recall some
>> of the header level tags being italic back then. I suspect this was
>> modelled on the most common browser interpretations at the time, which
>> has changed quite a bit since then. It's been, what, 20 years?
>>
>
> Indeed - I think this is perhaps the most likely explanation.
>
> As it turns out a very similar issue was reported recently with regard use
> of named colors and their RGB mappings (Bug 15621). The mapping the engine
> uses for those seems to have been defined relative to a specific UNIX
> terminal / display / X11 implementation which is not quite the same as what
> has become the 'defacto' X11 standard mappings (the X11 standard only ever
> gave informative values for them, rather than normative ones).
>
> The solution in both cases is not to change the current mappings, but
> instead to (at some point) make the mappings configurable at runtime. Of
> course, the rub here is that this causes a global interoperability problem
> which is not (at this time) clear how to resolve. i.e. In the IDE you could
> be editing two 'applications' at once both of which want different
> settings. (Note that keying this at the stack level isn't necessarily
> correct as stacks can be used as libraries in different contexts - there
> needs to be some notion of 'project scope' which would arbitrate what
> mappings were used when).
>
> In any case, I've updated both bug reports to reflect this - i.e. as an
> enhancement to allow these things to be configurable at runtime.
>
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