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RE: Promotion of XHTML

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:19:12 -0500
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B725FEF4@ZIPPY>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

Can you tell me where you found this information?  I have never seen
anything like this stated anywhere within the W3 documents.


-----Original Message-----
From: Boris Zbarsky [mailto:bzbarsky@MIT.EDU]
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 1:52 PM
To: Peter Foti (PeterF)
Subject: Re: Promotion of XHTML


> WHAT?!!  You are now saying that there is no such thing as an
> HTML-compatible XHTML 1.0 document?  Am I reading that right?
> 
> So are you saying that <br /> is not HTML-compatible?  It's an empty
> element, as it *could* be represented in XML, yet is also 
HTML-compatible.

<br /> in XML is equivalent to <br></br>

<br /> in HTML is equivalent to <br>&gt;, which is equivalent 
to the XML markup
<br></br>&gt;

I cannot see how those two could be called compatible...

Boris
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Received on Monday, 30 December 2002 14:10:07 GMT

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