[Libreoffice] [PATCH][PUSHED] Consistent paragraph border handling for HTML export

Harri Pitkänen hatapitk at iki.fi
Wed Aug 10 12:02:09 PDT 2011

On Wednesday 10 August 2011, Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
> Your patches are fine for me and I pushed them to master branch.
> However, they make me think that HTML 3.2 export is probably not a
> useful option anymore... is there still a browser that can't handle any
> more recent version of HTML?

I don't think there is, at least among the major browsers released within past 
five years or so.

> I'ld be in favor of dropping that option
> completely or at least update it to something like HTML 4.

My ultimate goal is to reach a point where we could drop all browser specific 
or legacy HTML formats and just have one HTML export format that works in all 
browsers (or at least in those that 99 % of people use). Or if it turns out to 
be impossible, just have the smallest set of variants that are needed in the 
real world. With luck something based on HTML 4, CSS 2.1 and some subset of 
CSS 3 might work pretty much everywhere. If not, then options like "HTML 4", 
"HTML 5" and "HTML 5 + LibreOffice specific extensions" could be used in place 
of the current selection.

The reason why I chose to approach this problem by making single features more 
consistent is that this way the risk of accidentally removing or breaking some 
useful features seems lower. That said, I don't see much risk in dropping the 
3.2 export since any of the other export formats should render at least as 
well in old and new browsers. I could write a patch to do just that unless 
there are objections.


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