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Re: Promotion of XHTML

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 22:50:02 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200212302250.gBUMo2j01786@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> I fail to see how you came to this conclusion based on the DTD.  Can you
> explain in detail what led you to this conclusion?

His argument is based on the fact that SHORTTAG means that 
<p/paragraph content/
is equivalent to:
<p>paragraph content</p>

I don't have the ISO documents, only the book "Practical SGML", but
it seems to me that a well formed br element, using SHORTTAG optimisation,
but not making use of the o in the content model, would be:


However, as I already pointed out, the XHTML compatibility rules attempt
to make XHTML compatible with popular web browsers, not with strict
SGML parsers.
Received on Monday, 30 December 2002 17:50:06 UTC

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