#12 <super> tag doesn't exist in HTML

open-fixed
nobody
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2002-09-30
2002-09-27
David Loeffler
No

The <super> tag which the paragraph formatter
understands doesn't exist in HTML. The HTML
superscript tag is <sup>. (Certainly IE 6 doesn't
recognise <super>.)

This is irritating since it is otherwise possible to store
text in a database with limited formatting
(<b><i><font><sub>) and use this both in web pages
and in ReportLab and have it rendered correctly, but
superscripts will break.

It cannot be too difficult to make the paragraph formatter
understand both <super> and <sup>. Indeed we could
do this immediately by adding the two lines

start_sup = start_super
end_sup = end_super

to class ParaParser in platypus/paraparser.py. How
about it then?

Discussion

  • Robin Becker
    Robin Becker
    2002-09-30

    • labels: 389133 -->
    • milestone: 100717 -->
    • assigned_to: rgbecker --> nobody
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
  • Robin Becker
    Robin Becker
    2002-09-30

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    not really a 'bug', but added sup as a synonym
    in CVS