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XHTML 1.0 errata

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 23:57:01 +0200
To: www-html-editor@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Cc: mimasa@w3.org
Message-ID: <tv81et40trmp9mtmrk8hrtfu1lg4tdpiro@4ax.com>

  C.9 Character Encoding

  To specify a character encoding in the document, use both the encoding
  attribute specification on the xml declaration (e.g. <?xml
  version="1.0" encoding="EUC-JP"?>) and a meta http-equiv statement
  (e.g. <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content='text/html;
  charset="EUC-JP"' />). The value of the encoding attribute of the xml
  processing instruction takes precedence.

The last sentence must read "The value of the encoding attribute of the
xml _declaration_ takes precedence".

Other errors are:

  * section 3.2, item 9: XHTML user agents cannot treat form feeds
    U+000C as white space, they are disallowed for XML documents by the
    'Char' production rule in XML 1.0

  * XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD: the xml:space attribute declaration is
    consistently given as "xml:space   (preserve)     #FIXED 'preserve'"
    this conflicts with XML 1.0 aswell.

  * xhtml-lat1.ent states

    <!ENTITY not    "&#172;"> <!-- not sign = discretionary hyphen,
                                  U+00AC ISOnum -->
    <!ENTITY shy    "&#173;"> <!-- soft hyphen = discretionary hyphen,
                                  U+00AD ISOnum -->

    this must be ' ... = angled dash' for U+00AC

Other general issues:


typographic issues


Some of the errors were reported very often and it's somewhat
frustrating to see, that the errate page doesn't deal with _any_ of
these issues.

Masayasu, I greatly appreciate your role as HTML Activity Lead and staff
contact for the HTML WG, you are doing a pretty good job so I'm sure
you'll take some time and update the errate page at


I collected these issues to ease this job but please note that not all
issues (i.e. most of them seem to be ignored [1]) were confirmed by

[1] sometimes they were added to the Voyager Tracking system at
    http://spm.themacs.com/voyager-issues/ but it's actually out of
    order for several months now

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