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Re: HTML Tidy pages are failing to display in Mozilla M14

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 09:42:04 +0100
Message-ID: <005301bf9311$796d5a40$4100000a@Bertil>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>, "Steve Rauch" <srauch@u.washington.edu>
Steve Rauch:

> While I cannot speak to the cause of this problem in Mozilla, I do know it
> is not limited to Mozilla. I have seen the same problem in M14 on NT and
> Linux. Although viewing source shows the HTML file, it does not display in
> the browser. But a problem was first pointed out to me by someone running
> IE4.5 on a Macintosh. His browser displayed the raw source code.
> In all cases, the page could be displayed correctly in the browser by
> removing the xml declaration on line 1 of the file.
> Since IE4.5 is a freely distributed production version of a browser, I
> have had to back off my plans to convert all my html files to
> xhtml. Actually, I have been converting them to xhtml, and then removing
> the xml declaration.

And that is perfectly OK. If you stick to UTF-8 (or simple ASCII) your
pages will be perfectly valid and correct XHTML even without the
xml declaration.
So don't worry. Use XHTML.

                         Bertilo Wennergren
Received on Tuesday, 21 March 2000 03:42:15 UTC

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