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RE: Promotion of XHTML

From: Devon Y. <vehementpetal@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 01:55:10 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: nigel@miswebdesign.com
Message-ID: <F116DwOxFmfnXAnk74T00000f95@hotmail.com>

>But it does display valid XHTML with no problems so there's
>nothing stopping developers using it is there??

No, for various reasons already pointed out in this thread. An important one 
that hasn't been mentioned though, is that in XHTML you can use a URL like - 
http://www.some-website.com/page.xht#second , to point to the section of 
code starting at <div id="second"> ....but if the document is rendered as 
HTML, this link will not work like that. I think links that don't work 
properly, can really confuse a person navigating the web.

Small point... IE doesn't support HTMLs' <abbr>, which means it wouldn't 
support XHTMLs' <abbr> either.

As far as I know, the only Windows browsers right now that can do XHTML 
justice, are Mozilla and Opera 7 (beta 2).


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