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Re: Upper case selectors

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:51:14 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200310242151.h9OLpES05504@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Is it an accessibility problem for anyone, now?

Uppercase selectors will fail if you serve the page as XHTML.  However,
that will exclude Internet Explorer from your audience.  In practice, you
must serve XHTML 1.0 as broken HTML, so it is much better, to serve
unbroken HTML instead, as readers will not benefit from the XML.

Basically, the page will display in IE if you send it with media type
text/html, but that is saying that it is NOT XHTML.  The HTML document
parse tree, not the XHTML one will be used.

I assume the XHTML capable browsers will also treat it as broken HTML.
Received on Friday, 24 October 2003 18:06:41 UTC

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