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

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:47:57 -0600
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>, "Steve Rauch" <srauch@u.washington.edu>
Message-ID: <OF364E1A4A.0FCA62EF-ON862568A9.002FD221@rfdinc.com>

Steve Rauch:

> While I cannot speak to the cause of this problem in Mozilla, I do know
> 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
> 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 Friday, 24 March 2000 14:13:50 UTC

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