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Re: XHTML following the Compatibility guidelines is not validated as HTML 4.01?

From: Paul Ebermann <Paul-Ebermann@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 07:28:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
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"Tim Bagot" skribis:

> At 2002-08-03T00:53+0200, Paul Ebermann wrote:-
> 
> > I just produced an XHTML document
> >
> > But when I try to validate it as HTML 4.01
> >
> > I get an validator error:
> 
> XHTML and HTML are not truly compatible. In particular, it is impossible
> to use the same markup (correctly) for canonically empty elements. The
> compatibility guidelines are for backwards compatibility with existing,
> non-validating user agents, and assume various permissive - and sometimes
> technically incorrect - behaviours on their part.

Aha.

Thank you for this information.

So I'll mark my documents as XHTML.

Paul
Received on Sunday, 4 August 2002 13:01:14 GMT

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