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Re: XHTML and Latest Standards

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:31:30 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200701110731.l0B7VUN02322@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: 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

XHTML served as application/xhtml+xml is displayed as the parse tree,
but is, presumably checked for well-formedness.  XHTML served as 
text/html is treated under HTML error recovery rules (with maybe some
specific XHTML specific ones) and is therefore essentially recognized
as HTML.  It is not checked for well-formedness.  For CSS purposes,
missing tags should be inserted according to the HTML rules, although
I'm not sure whether it is conformant in this respect (in particular,
a <tbody> element exists in every table, even if there are no <tbody>

In IE7 this is policy, because Microsoft believe that their XHTML
implementation isn't correct enough for it to treat the document as
proper XHTML.

> in some way (and if so, in what way ?), it is
> then so recognised ?
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