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Re: Error on SVG homepage

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 21:05:01 +0100
Message-ID: <4693E66D.4010901@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Chris Lilley wrote:

> that img is an empty element. Its not part of the image url. It does
> not indicate malformed html.

It is malformed HTML. It is served as text/html, and XHTML in
Appendix C compatibility mode relies on typical browser handling
of malformed HTML [A] (which doesn't, in general, generate the same 
parse tree as a real XHTML user agent).

It shouldn't cause a problem on mainstream browsers, but it is not 
valid, and there is an increasing belief in the HTML community that 
Appendix C mode was a very bad idea.

[A] and mishandle technically valid, but rarely supported HTML features.
David Woolley
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