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Re: Use of <a name="xxx" id="xxx"> in text/html specs

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 19:05:19 +0200
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: "spec-prod\@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <veqj87to5qmedlmnn00607d6a7h5nj4fli@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Norman Walsh wrote:
>FYI:
>
>  https://plus.google.com/105458233028934590147/posts/9qxYQ7RepSq
>
>It probably wouldn't be hard to fix the stylesheets, but I'm not even
>sure where the HEAD of development is these days. In any event, it's
>something to watch for no matter how you're producing your specs.

This is the typical result when using some XML output mode to generate
XHTML. Many technical reports have such issues. I tried for a couple of
years to fix this, even wrote a tool to detect such issues, available at
http://qa-dev.w3.org/~bjoern/appendix-c/validator/ but since integrated
into the Markup Validator, but I could not persuade The Webmaster to pay
any attention to this problem when publishing documents. I note that
this causes serious issues in some browsers. The easy solution is to run
the documents through HTML Tidy prior to publication.
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