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Re: <html> change

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 07:33:18 +0100
Message-Id: <8353B4B7-9A5E-4B03-A544-F88A98C4D02B@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Martin Baird <chuzza62@ntlworld.com>

On 6 Aug 2007, at 19:52, Martin Baird wrote:
> a month ago a document with a root element of <html> passed Xhtml
> validation, now it requires
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

Technically, it has always required the xmlns attribute, but a bug in  
the validator meant that it wasn't flagged when the attribute was  
missing. I believe this was mentioned under the "Limitations of XML  
support" link that appeared on the validator results page for XML  
documents. That bug was fixed in the last major release.

> I am writing pages for a website of 100 plus pages which I am  
> trying to
> bring in line with W3c XHTML recommenndations, now most of the  
> corrections
> are incorrect because you are moving the goal posts and your  
> validation on
> my pages is incorrect.

The goal posts aren't moving, just the ability of the Markup  
Validator to detect where a page is relative to them.

David Dorward
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 07:54:42 UTC

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