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Re: [VE][63] Wrong character in meta element ?

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 15:03:01 GMT
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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David Dorward wrote:

>> XHTML provides many benefits for content authors.
> None of them client side,

Sure. Today's so-called HTML user agents don't support arbitrary HTML.
For example, this perfectly valid HTML 4.01 document is rendered in a
different way in IE, Firefox und Opera:

  <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN">
  <p><a href="http://www.w3.org/"><img alt="W3C" src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_main"</a> Should this text be underlined?</p>

On the other hand, existing HTML user agents do support XHTML that
complies with Appendix C.

> so the benefits can be gained for writing XHTML and for storing data
> in that format, and it can be transformed to HTML before serving to
> clients.

Waste of resources.

<http://schneegans.de/>                                              |
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