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Re: Can the <body> tag be empty

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:33:43 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020114.203343.85408271.mimasa@w3.org>
To: ddcc@MIT.EDU
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
David <ddcc@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> The XHTML modularization page seems to suggest that we can have empty body
> tags, such as <body></body>.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/abstract_modules.html#s_structuremodule
> lists the contents of body as (Heading | Block | List)*, meaning that all
> are optional.

As the minimal content model.  That doesn't mean it's optional for
all XHTML Family document types.

> However, the XHTML validator at http://validator.w3.org won't let me have
> empty bodies.

Which version of XHTML you're using?

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 14 January 2002 06:33:47 UTC

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