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Re: HTML or XHTML - why do you use it?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 02:55:41 +0000 (GMT)
To: "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>, "'Nick Boalch'" <nick@fof.durge.org>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301080253580.25702-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] wrote:
> I am truly amazed by your findings.  It would seem obvious
> to me that those sufficiently aware of XHTML to be interested in
> migrating to it would by definition have been those to whom
> validation was already second nature. 

Validation is almost never the problem (although occasionally even that
trips experts up). The problems are usually with stylesheets and DOM
access, or with things (like comments) whose meaning changes when treated 
as XHTML rather than HTML.

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