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From: Nathaniel Dose <n.dose@leo-media.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 10:45:02 +0100
Message-ID: <000801c08133$54c9cb40$5c01a8c0@wsnathaniel>
To: <mimasa@w3.org>
Cc: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Dear w3c markup people,
On the page http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/, In the section XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01

This makes it easier to process and easier to maintain. XHTML 1.0 borrows the tags from W3C's earlier work on HTML 4, and can be interpreted by existing browsers, by following a few simple guidelines.

it would be very smart of you to provide a link to these guidelines.  It is not clear if these guidelines are just that we have to have balanced start and end tags and quotes around attribute values, or some other guidelines.

The larger problem at hand that I am actually trying to solve is : what problems to Netscape and Explorer have displaying xhtml.  Perhaps the w3c site isn't the place to deal with this larger problem, but the smaller problem (the one I first mentioned) should be corrected.  

Regarding the larger problem, ... you probably are aware that microsoft's site is little more than an informational black hole and there are only very hazy references to xhtml.  Netscape has abandoned all mention of the only browser of theirs in widespread use (4.x).  What the community needs is affirmative statements in some easy to find location such as: 

Netscape (Navigator) x.x will display XHTML.
Internet Explorer x.x will display XHTML (with the following tag exceptions...)
These browsers will not have any problems displaying elements suchs as end </input> tags or empty tags <p/> which are not a part of the html 4.01 spec. 
You should continue to label your documents .html and NOT .xhtml

Statements like this are presently hard to find, and often people do not have time to sit down and answer questions for themselves - they want to just search for the answer and have it within 20 seconds or less, and then get on programming XHTML so they can finish the project at hand.  This sort of official verification would be very helpful in spreading XHTML over the web, if it existed somewhere (not necessarily at w3c), in some central or easy-to-find location.

w3c is awesome, thanks...
nathaniel dose
Received on Thursday, 18 January 2001 04:45:08 UTC

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