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Re: HTML5 with MathML has problem with numerical attrubute values

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 15:36:44 +0900
To: Joe Java <cop3252@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100604063643.GA86859@sideshowbarker>
Joe Java <cop3252@yahoo.com>, 2010-06-03 20:06 -0700:

[...]
> I copied all the pages to
> 'https://eyeasme.com/Joe/MathML/HTML5/'
> and made TWO COPIES of each file.
> (ex: start.xhtml and start.html)
> 
> The files that end in '.xhtml' ALL validate at
> 'http://validator.w3.org/'
> as XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0
> 
> The files that end in '.html'
> were HTML5-ized

Thanks very much for doing that -- it'll help greatly with testing.

> and checked for validity at
> 'http://qa-dev.w3.org:8888/'
> 
> I think all these files should validate as HTML5, since
> the same files validate as 'XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0'
> (with very minor differences in the files to allow for
> differences in the document types)

I will take a look at all of them and see where the problems are.
Off the top of my head, I'd say that one reason for the difference
might be that when you check the corresponding content as XHTML
1.1 plus MathML 2.0 with the W3C Markup Validator, there are some
things that's not checking but that the validator.nu backend at
http://qa-dev.w3.org:8888/ is checking. In particular, the
validator.nu backend is doing some datatype checking on attribute
values which I suspect the (DTD-based) XHTML-1.1-plus-MathML-2.0
is not doing.

Anyway, I will take a look at all the errors today and see what I find.

  --Mike

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Michael(tm) Smith
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Received on Friday, 4 June 2010 06:36:53 GMT

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