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Re: Error on SVG homepage

From: Oliver Hunt <oliver@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:14:39 -0700
Message-Id: <F2648241-AFB4-42DA-972D-5639AE8C0CCF@apple.com>
Cc: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-svg@w3.org
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>

Whilst technically the standard allows xhtml to be served as text/ 
html, to my knowledge *no* major browser will recognise it as such,  
as this would cause too many pages to break.

For a document to be treated as xhtml it must have the application/ 
xhtml+xml mime type.

--Oliver

On 10/07/2007, at 3:51 PM, Chris Lilley wrote:

>
> 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"
>     "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
>
> DW> It is served as text/html,
>
> as allowed by XHTML 1.0
>
> DW> and XHTML in
> DW> Appendix C compatibility mode
>
>  (non-normative)
>
> 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,
>
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ 
> Overview.html
>
>   "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 23:14:54 GMT

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