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Re: Error on SVG homepage

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:51:39 +0200
Message-ID: <12010153717.20070711005139@w3.org>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 10:05:01 PM, David wrote:

DW> Chris Lilley wrote:

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

DW> It is malformed HTML. 

Actually, no.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
DW> It is served as text/html, 

as allowed by XHTML 1.0

DW> and XHTML in
DW> Appendix C compatibility mode 

DW> relies on typical browser handling
DW> of malformed HTML [A] (which doesn't, in general, generate the same 
DW> parse tree as a real XHTML user agent).

So, making it non-well-formed by omitting the trailing slash on an empty element would improve things, in your opinion?

DW> It shouldn't cause a problem on mainstream browsers, but it is not 
DW> valid,


  "This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!"

DW>  and there is an increasing belief in the HTML community that 
DW> Appendix C mode was a very bad idea.

Now, there I agree. Appendix C was tremendously short sighted.

DW> [A] and mishandle technically valid, but rarely supported HTML features.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 22:54:03 UTC

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