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Re: XHTML and W3C Homepage

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:09:48 -0400
To: site-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010711130948.D18625@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 11, 2001, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2001, Aaron W. Silver wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, how exactly is the XHTML validator getting past the
> > homepage for W3C? The basic spec for XHTML should not allow it to
> > validate the page for a number of reasons:
> > 
> > Markup tags are in upper and lower case (consistancy).
> > Attributes are not quoted (lots of them).
> > Terminated elements are not adheared to (li tags).
> > Non-Terminated empty tags are present (img, br and hr).
> Could you elaborate a little and give us example of these bugs? As far
> as I can see, the homepage doesn't have such issues. Could you attach
> the html file you get at www.w3.org?

Here what the problem was: when you save a HTML document with IE 5.5,
IE modifies it and makes it invalid. That's where the confusion came

Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/
W3C's Webmaster at MIT
mailto:dom@w3.org - tel: +1-617-258-8143
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