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xHTML 1.0 and non-well-formed XML

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@home.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 13:30:15 -0500 (EST)
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Congratulations on publishing xHTML 1.0.

The xHTML Recommendation, section 3.2, User Agent Conformance[1], item 9 says
that Form Feeds (ASCII 12) should be treated as whitespace.  But according to
the XML 1.0's Character Range[2], form feeds are not legal.  XT chokes on
documents containing them, as does nsgmls -wxml.

If xHTML 1.0 is supposed to be well-formed XML, how can it even allow form feed
characters, much less recommend how they should be treated?

/Jelks


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#uaconf
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#charsets
Received on Friday, 28 January 2000 13:37:52 GMT

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