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Re: /> in head of xhtml page being rendered by emacs-w3

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:34:21 -0000
Message-ID: <02e101c1a288$b942cfa0$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
"Kynn Bartlett":
> At 10:18 PM +0000 1/20/02, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> And so the /> is the start of your body content, so it gets displayed.
>
> This is a case where XHTML -- even XHTML written according to the
> W3C's guidelines for proper compatibility, e.g. spaces before the
> / -- can cause problems in HTML-compliant browsers.  XHTML is _not_
> designed to be 100% backwards-compatible with HTML browsers, only
> about 99.44% compatible.

Is there an Errata for  <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/ >  ?

Which states "Compatibility with existing HTML user agents is possible by
following a small set of guidelines."

In an accessibility context what do we use XHTML which is known to be
incompatible with certain browsers (and even many modern main ones are
tag-souping it - see Mozilla bugs.), or HTML 4.01?

Jim.
Received on Monday, 21 January 2002 09:36:13 GMT

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