Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481350
Tidy erroniously removes whitespace, causing mangled text
Last modified: 2010-01-22 17:31:17 EST
Description of problem:
In certain instances, Tidy mangles text by removing whitespace between words.
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Steps to Reproduce:
This bug is especially problematic because it stealthily mangles only certain areas of the text, so the user may not be aware that their text has been mangled before they discard the un-tidied source. (Not that I have personal experience with this or anything.)
This bug is present in current CVS at sourceforge. It has been reported upstream, and seems to have been present since around 2003.
Tidy is now useless to anyone who doesn't want the wordsintheirsentencesruntogether. It seems there should at least be some acknowledgement of this dangerous behavior, perhaps printed as a warning when the program is run?
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This bug has been fixed in the cvs, version 25 March 2009, retrieved 3 December 2009. Please consider upgrading.
Thanks for the legwork, and confirmation of fix. I'll work on it soonish.
* Thu Dec 03 2009 Rex Dieter <email@example.com> - 0.99.0-20.20091203
- 20091203 snapshot
- spec housecleaning
- Tidy erroniously removes whitespace, causing mangled text (#481350)
in rawhide, I'll do some more builds for testing purposes.
tidy-0.99.0-20.20091203.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
I don't remember what I did that made me think that this was fixed. But it looks like it's still broken. Sorry.
tidy-0.99.0-20.20091203.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update tidy'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F12/FEDORA-2010-0233
tidy-0.99.0-20.20091203.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.