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Re: HTML 4.01 validator error

From: Keith Bowes <keith_bowes@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 02:48:27 -0400
Message-ID: <20000403065651.15342.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
I was under the impression that valid XHTML isn't always valid HTML 4.01, but rather you can fool HTML UAs into thinking the slash is a boolean attribute (that's why, for compatibility, you can use white space before the slash).  Since the HTML specs say that UAs should ignore attributes that they don't recognize, there's no harm in it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Russell Healy" <rushealy@yahoo.com>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 8:07 AM
Subject: HTML 4.01 validator error


I noticed that the HTML 4.01 validator incorrectly reports XML style empty
elements as erroneous. For example:

<HR /> is reported as an error but is actually correct.

I have assumed that HTML 4.01 accepts XML style empty elements. If not, this
raises the issue that XHTML 1.0 valid documents are not HTML 4.01 valid.


Russell Healy

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Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 02:57:22 UTC

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