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Re: DogFood

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 06:26:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0712060122220.19030@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > 
> > I identified four classes of errors:
> >  1) meta charset in XHTML
> 
> Why specifying a charset that matches the encoding is flagged as an 
> error is probably something that should be discussed another day.  I 
> happen to believe that people will author content intended to be used by 
> multiple user agents which are at various levels of spec conformance.

That's actually an XML issue -- XML says the encoding should be in the XML 
declaration, so HTML tries to not step on its toes and says that the 
charset declaration shouldn't be included in the markup. (The spec has to 
say that the UA must ignore that line anyway, so it's not clear that 
there's any benefit to including it.)


> >  2) wbr
> 
> I don't understand the error message that is produced, nor can I figure 
> out what the problem is.  Can you elaborate?

<wbr> isn't valid HTML (and never has been).

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