The validator and XML standalone tags

From: Max Berger (mage@phobos.fachschaften.tu-muenchen.de)
Date: Mon, Sep 06 1999


Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 17:40:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Max Berger <mage@phobos.fachschaften.tu-muenchen.de>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.03.9909062332410.245-100000@phobos.fachschaften.tu-muenchen.de>
Subject: The validator and XML standalone tags

Hi,

I wanted to convert my html 4.0 transitional document to valid xml.
All I need to do so is add an extra <?xml ...?> tag. And the appropriate
ending tags. e.g

<hr> 
to 
<hr />   ( <hr/> won't work on netscape )

so far, so good, and the document still validates. Except for my
style-sheet:
<head>
  <link ref="stylesheet" href="/~mage/personal.css" type="text/css" />
</head>

What is so different about the <link>  tag that i can't use the / ???

(Mails please CC to me, I am not on the list)

Max Berger
e-mail: max.berger@phobos.fs.tum.de

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