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Re: HTML and XHTML FAQ

From: Andrei Stanescu <andre_ardent-www@yahoo.com.au>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:27:11 +1000 (EST)
Message-ID: <20050421142711.53408.qmail@web52508.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org

LOL, I did see a white band at the end of the page if
it was not as high as the screen; I simply added a
background to the HTML element from then on. Seemed a
natural behavior to me, didn't realize this had
anything to do with XHTML.

Yea I'm using application/xhtml+xml if the browser
thinks it can handle it (i.e. it appears in the accept
header).

The word XHTML or XML is not mentioned in the section
on 'overflow' or indeed anywhere else except the
section on tables and the introduction. (I did a
search on the entire specification)

If a few common sense slight differences seems like 'a
lot of special rules' to you, go right ahead, scare
the hell out of people, make them think their pages
will catastrophically break if they use XHTML.


Andrei Stanescu




 --- Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
wrote:
> Andrei Stanescu wrote:
> > The CSS 2.1 specification doesn't mention anything
> > about this supposed difference (or at least I
> wasn't
> > able to find it), so I must assume that the "a lot
> of
> > rules" expression in the document I mentioned
> is...
> > well... simply wrong.
> 
> See for examples the section about Backgrounds or
> the section on the 
> 'overflow' property. Also, in HTML documents CSS
> selectors are 
> case-insensitive and in XHTML documents they are
> not, etc.
> 
> 
> > I'm using XHTML strict on 10 sites and haven't
> heard
> > of any such special rule.
> 
> I think you are using XHTML as text/html which is
> parsed as HTML and 
> therefore you haven't encountered any problems.
> 
> 
> -- 
>   Anne van Kesteren
>   <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> 
>  

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