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Re: XHTML1.1 DTD errata or Validator bug?

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 11:46:52 -0500
Message-ID: <003201c31193$996650f0$52ab2e04@home2>
To: "Jonathan Stanley" <jon@lambcutlet.org>, <www-validator@w3.org>

What would be the value of a unique <head> component anyway?  Except maybe
to fool a browser display ...
You would probably want to hide same from a HTTP HEAD request too.
So, IMHO the better way to do that (in the body) is <div id="foo"
style="display:none;"> ...
Gannon J. Dick
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Stanley" <jon@lambcutlet.org>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 2:07 PM
Subject: XHTML1.1 DTD errata or Validator bug?


>
> Hello
>
> As I understand from HTML4 and XHTML1 Strict, the "id" attribute is
global,
> and can be applied to any element, and indeed, reading through said DTDs
and
> valdating a test case page where there was an "id=foo" inside the <html>
> element, the said page would pass when validated as HTML4 or XHTML1.
>
> However, when the DTD was set to XHTML1.1, the validator will error with:
>
> ---
> This page is not Valid XHTML 1.1!...  there is no attribute "id".
> ---
>
> The "highest level" element this seems to be allowed is the <body> tag,
but
> looking through the XHTML1.1 DTD modules, I cannot accertain whether this
is
> deliberate on the part of XHTML1.1, it is an errata with the DTD, or
whether
> it's a bug with regards to the validator?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jon Stanley
>
Received on Saturday, 3 May 2003 12:56:48 GMT

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