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Re: About minimized form in non empty elements

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2032 12:24:12 -0400
To: Michalis Kabrianis <kabrianis@hellug.gr>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <auto-000000461348@barebones.com>
On Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 18:51, kabrianis@hellug.gr (Michalis Kabrianis) wrote:

> Due to my english (not really good) I'll get straight to the point:
> XHTML 1.0 : Transitional DTD
> <table>
>  <tr />
>   <td> something </td>
>   <td> something else </td>
> </table>
> According to validator.w3.org this IS valid.

The W3C validator does not currently validate XHTML. All it does is check
well-formedness. The above is well-formed but not valid.

> I thought that this should be interpreted as (in HTML):
> <table>
> <tr> </tr>
> <td> <td>
> </table>
> which i think is invalid.

As html it would be interpreted as

  <td> something </td>
  <td> something else </td>

because the / in <tr /> would be treated as an unrecognised attribute
value (hence it would be ignored) and the <tr> would be implicitly closed
by the </table>.

> Is something wrong in validator,

Yes, it doesn't validate XHTML.

> in netscape and mozilla,

Yes and yes, neither of them should be treating a file with an XHTML
doctype as HTML.

> or am I missing something (if that's the case, feel free to ignore me :-)

Only the last umpteen threads on the W3C validator not validating XHTML ;-)

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