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Re: Problem with your HTML validation service and XML

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 05:56:31 +0100
To: "Morten M. Christensen" <mmc@navigosystems.com>
cc: www-validator@w3.org, gerald@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010227082741-r01010600-b2a6ef75@>
On 21.02.01 at 17:50, Morten M. Christensen <mmc@navigosystems.com> wrote:

>validating Transitional HTML documents that are well formed,

A HTML document is never Well Formed until you move to XHTML. You are
mixing concepts from two different standards. HTML will be "Valid" or
"Invalid"; XHTML may be "Well Formed", "Well Formed but Invalid", or "Well
Formed and Valid".

>This is really annoying, since this makes it impossible to have a proven
>valid Transitional HTML file which is also XML ready

Yes, this is impossible. However, you _can_ use XHTML Transitional to
achieve a similar effect.

>BTW: I can not use XHTML yet, because your other XHTML validator will fail
>on some width, height attributes that I am using to keep compatibility
>with old browsers.

Which "XHTML Validator" would that be? What URL is it performing
erroneously with?
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2001 02:27:50 UTC

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