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Re: Valid XML

From: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:51:02 +0100
Message-ID: <1116615062.428e31965f399@webmail.bath.ac.uk>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

Quoting Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>:
> * About Conformance of User Agents to XHTML 1.0
> >> We are not in a position where it's a failure, I would say it's
> >> more  a kind of "using it my own way"

> >
> > But there are very specific conformance requirements?

> >> What are the problems of XHTML 1.0 which makes it impossible to
> >> use  in your Web site?
> >

Note that as well as browsers (and the IE issue) there are also other user
agents which have problems will XHTML.  Specifically I'm aware of one indexing
software (which comes with the (old) MS SiteServer software) which fails to
index <meta /> elements, but works with <meta >.

I would say this was a failure of the spec (which was designed to coexist with
the current generation of user agents) and my enthusiasm for using a new W3C
format.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this - and I think there is a need for
authorative advice on the need to test more widely than just with common


Brian Kelly
University of Bath
Received on Friday, 20 May 2005 18:51:07 UTC

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