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RE: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 09:21:49 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B90113C708@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
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> Jim Ley

> XHTML has strict conformance requirements (as part of the XML 
> requirements) 
> that prevent conformant browsers from rendering XHTML as if it were 
> tag-soup

However, IE6 is *NOT* conformant.

> IE7 must not treat XML vocabularies as tag soup, that would 
> be a very bad 
> thing for XHTML.

I'm not talking about IE7, I'm talking about a quick, short-term kludge
to get IE6 not to unceremoniously ask the user what it should do when
it's served application/xhtml+xml...

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford

Received on Monday, 9 May 2005 08:21:29 UTC

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