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Re: Request for Volunteers: Polyglot spec

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 21:07:46 +0100
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Technical Architecture Group <tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100327210746805212.e3cbf1cf@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam Ruby, Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:52:48 -0400:
> I took an action item from the TAG yesterday to convey the following 
> request:
>     The W3C TAG requests there should be in TR space a document
>     which specifies how one can create a set of bits which can
>     be served EITHER as text/html OR as application/xhtml+xml,
>     which will work identically in a browser in both bases.
>     (As Sam does on his web site.)


> The tbody element is optional even in XHTML, but the lack of such 
> elements may affect the operation of scripts such as the JQuery 
> Tablesorter[1] plugin.  This means that users that wish to conform to 
> this subset have two choices: they can either treat the tbody element 
> as required or they can forgo the use of those scripts that rely on 
> this element.

The same goes for the <body> start tag, whenever the author uses an 
element which Internet Explorer (at least version 8 and earlier) 
doesn't know about (aka the new elements that HTML5 defines): If one 
chooses to not use the <body> start tag, then one must make sure that 
the new element isn't the first child of the <body> element, or else IE 
will place the element inside <head> instead of placing it inside 

leif halvard silli
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2010 20:08:21 UTC

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