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Re: why XHTML

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 15:42:41 -0700
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Message-Id: <5487F314-A75E-11D7-9CD0-000393B628BC@w3.org>


On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 02:32  PM, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> Where's the requirement that SGML-based HTML should not display an
> invalid Strict document?

You're right, there is no MUST NOT clause in the Conforming User Agents 
section of the HTML 4.01 spec.[1]

Nor is there one in the XHTML 1 spec.[2] In fact, they're pretty much 
identical in terms of recovering from elements and attributes they 
don't understand. The XHTML spec says that it has to parse the document 
as XML, but doesn't say thou shalt not render if it fails.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html#h-B.1
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#uaconf
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