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XML declaration

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 20:01:02 -0700
Message-Id: <l0311070ab304f5a23eab@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
Does XHTML require an XML declaration?

The example "minimal XHTML document" (line 558) begins with a DOCTYPE and
no XML declaration, same as today's working draft [1]. Appendix C
guidelines (lines 1116-7) illustrate an XML declaration, as did the source
of previous drafts.

Because MSIE Mac downloads rather than displays documents with an XML
declaration (corrections welcome), the answer to this question might mean
the difference between using and not using XHTML.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html-in-xml/

Susan Lesch <mailto:lesch@macvirus.com>
  Mac Virus <http://www.macvirus.com/>
Received on Thursday, 4 March 1999 23:08:57 UTC

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