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Re: Minimized P valid XHTML?

From: Shane P. McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:28:16 -0600
Message-ID: <3AC24960.A4A53833@aptest.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Osmo Saarikumpu <sendosmo@hotmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org
Actually, it is more than that.  The issue is that the restriction in
XHTML is in the appendix about backwards compatibility. It has nothing
to do with XHTML 1 per se.  It has to do with historical browsers.  Same
thing with the <br /> back (where we put a space in so that it still
works).

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> 
> * Osmo Saarikumpu wrote:
> >It seems that minimized containers validate ok, e.g.:
> >
> ><p />
> >
> >This seems to be contrary to the XHTML 1 Standard that says:
> >
> >All elements other than those declared in the DTD as EMPTY must have an end
> >tag.
> >
> >Is it a bug?
> 
> No. XHTML is an XML application, all XML syntax rules apply, but they
> cannot be restricted with a simple DTD.
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