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Re: Apparent error on W3's XHTML 1.0 pages?

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:03:31 -0500
Message-ID: <010001bf771e$2fa09300$84001d12@politburo.w3.org>
To: "Brian Weaver" <bweaver@u.washington.edu>
Cc: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>, <www-html-editor@w3.org>

Thank you for your comment.  Yes, this does look like an error.

I will pass this on to the editors .

Thank you for pointing this out!

Tim Berners-Lee

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Weaver <bweaver@u.washington.edu>
To: timbl@w3.org <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 1:54 PM
Subject: Apparent error on W3's XHTML 1.0 pages?

>Dear Mr. Lee
> I am sorry that it is unclear to me if you have "signed off" on
>this or not. I appreciate your time and effort in this matter if it is of
>direct interest to you.
> I'm very new to XHTML but in testing the coded samples of the W3...
> On the page http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#acks of the W3
>organization under "3.1.1 Strictly Conforming Documents" in the section
>"3.1.2 Using XHTML with other namespaces" is a boxed example of XHTML with
>the tag <log/> This appears to be an inversion of </log> but has no
>enclosing tag <log>.
>         <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en"
>                             <head>
>                               <title>A Math Example</title>
>                             </head>
>                             <body>
>                               <p>The following is MathML markup:</p>
>                               <math
>                                 <apply> <log/>
>                                   <logbase>
>                                     <cn> 3 </cn>
>                                   </logbase>
>                                   <ci> x </ci>
>                                 </apply>
>                               </math>
>                             </body>
>                           </html>
> This appears to generates an error, and shows up as
> "The following is MathML markup:
><log/> 3x"
> on a web page.
> I do not believe this is what was intended.
> Interesting also that the W3 site does not include an easily find
>able email address to notify the W3 of possible errors on it's pages, on
>the other hand I'm blind and stupidly missed it, or just dumb as a post.
> If so consign me to dev/null.
> Thank you again for everything.
>              Brian Weaver
>The Center For Applied Microtechnology
> bweaver@u.washington.edu
>       CAM@rio.engr.washington.edu
> Voice Phone: 206.616.2847
Received on Monday, 14 February 2000 14:03:35 UTC

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