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Re: XHTML and Latest Standards

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 23:10:37 +0000
Message-ID: <45A5726D.2010803@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Could you clarify (or cite a clarification), David ?
Are you saying that well-formed XHTML is not
recognised by IE as such, but if it is mangled
in some way (and if so, in what way ?), it is
then so recognised ?

Philip Taylor
David Woolley wrote:
>  > The main reason is that Internet Explorer has no understanding of XHTML
>  > when served as XHTML. Besides, you gain nothing by using real XHTML 
> on the
>  > web, except possibly the phenomenon that _any_ violation of general XML
>  > rules ("well-formedness rules") should make a browser report the 
> error to
>  > the user and refrain from displaying any of the content of the page.
> Just for clarification, this only applies when the document is served in
> a way that IE will not understand to be XHTML!  Unless you content
> type negotiate, you cannot have it display correctly on IE and be well-
> formedness checked by other browsers.  This is why there is so much
> not-well-formed XHTML in the wild!
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