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Re: some technical thoughts about incremental improvements to forms

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 08:47:18 +1000
Message-ID: <44FCACF6.5030703@lachy.id.au>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: www-forms@w3.org

Dave Raggett wrote:
>>> Internet Explorer honors the /> syntax for empty elements whereas 
>>> Firefox and Opera, for instance, do not.
>> IE only honours that for its non-standard, pseudo-XML nonsense known 
>> as XML Data Islands.
> My tests used well formed XHTML together with non-html elements,

What tests?  My tests clearly show it doesn't.  View this in IE.


> but without the <xml></xml> element that most people think of
> when talking about XML data islands.

In this case, I was actually thinking of the way IE handles xmlns:foo 
attributes and elements with namespace prefixes.  e.g. <xf:model>.  But 
in both cases, IE doesn't really use XML processing and can build broken 

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 4 September 2006 22:47:36 UTC

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