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RE: XHTML compliancy

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 03:00:26 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20020626100026.53795.qmail@web20206.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

The reason the specs say you *should* use <br /> is,
older browsers might not recognize <br/> and ignore it
as an unknown tag (which would mean, your page might
be less readable.)

Is this a bug only found in Netscape 6.0? Newer
versions of Netscape 6 and Mozilla are working fine
with the <br /> syntax (and older browsers will think
the "/" is an unknown attribute, and will work fine,
too)

--- Michael Hallett <hallem@rpi.edu> wrote:
> 
> My first thought to tell you was to run the page
> through the W3C
> validator...  But I decided to do it myself...  The
> answer is YES, the
> page will validate with either "<br/>" or "<br />"
> 
> Michael Hallett
> hallem@rpi.edu
> 
>
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Kathleen Drury
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:47 AM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: XHTML compliancy
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I realize the correct way to display empty elements
> is either with a
> closing tag or with " />".  My problem is with the
> <br>.  Right now I
> have it as <br />, but this seems to blow up in
> Netscape 6.0.  Is the
> document still XHTML compliant if I use <br/> (this
> is read properly by
> the browser)?  I would like to be able to use the
> "Valid XHTML 1" icon
> on our site.
> 
> Thanks
> Kathleen
> 
> 


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