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Re: WICD Core 1.0 : some examples are not XHTML compliant

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:05:55 -0400
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0608140805p22e7f889va4094b6e06a2458a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Slim Amamou" <slim.amamou@alpha-studios.com>, public-cdf@w3.org

On 8/14/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:12:59 -0700, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> >> "
> >> /Start tag: *required*, End tag: * required
> >
> > That's from the HTML spec.  The XHTML 1.0 spec says;
> >
> > "Empty elements must either have an end tag or the start tag must end
> > with />"
> >   -- http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.6
> >
> > which that example uses.  Moreover, the example uses the
> > HTML-backwards-compatible " />" (with a preceding space) form of
> > closure.
>
> FYI, it's not HTML backwards compatible given that HTML requires an end
> tag. This would only be "backwards compatible" if the element was in fact
> an HTML empty element. That should be somewhere in Appendix C of XHTML
> 1.0. Not that it matters, of course as WICD is not aimed at being HTML
> compatible as I understand it.

Right, I just meant backwards-compatible with existing HTML user agents.

Mark.
Received on Monday, 14 August 2006 15:06:26 GMT

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