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Re: is my web page valid for xhtml 1.0?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 16:44:33 +0000
To: WD <ward@sama.ru>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050322164433.GD8084@us-lot.org>

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 02:17:43AM +0400, WD wrote:
>    Would you help me please?
>    MS IE6 don`t understand JavaScript expression:
>    for (var i=0; i &lt; 9; i++) {......}
>    It is't understand &lt; in this context.

It is very unlikely that you are serving your XHTML as
application/xhtml+xml (since IE isn't prompting you to download it),
so you are presumably serving it as text/html and browsers are
treating it as tag soup.

The <script> block is therefore being treated as CDATA even though you
haven't explicitly tagged it as such and the entities are not being

Go back and read http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.8 again. A read of
http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml probably wouldn't go amiss either.
>    May I use both :

<snip code>

>    on my WEB page at the same time?

You can lie if you like. Its not going to look very good if people
click on the link and get big red error messages though.

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/validation.html#icon is probably
also worth a read.

>  Will be my document valid for XHTML 1.0 Transitional in fact???

No, it won't.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Tuesday, 22 March 2005 16:44:35 UTC

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