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Bug in Meta handling

From: Ian Hutchinson <hutch@psfc.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 17:31:44 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3A423E3E.51F215F0@psfc.mit.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Inside an HTML 4.0 transitional document, the following line in the head
causes an error report from the WWW HTML validator:

<meta name="GENERATOR" content="TtH 2.84" />

The / at the end is what it objects to. However, this slash is essential
for Mozilla and some other browsers not to choke on such a file if it is
XHTML. 

Either this a genuine incompatibility between HTML and XHTML, and if so
then it means the W3C guidelines for making HTML into XHTML are wrong,
or it is a validator error.


Ian Hutchinson
Received on Saturday, 23 December 2000 03:10:39 GMT

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