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IE handling of XHTML doctype and namespace

From: Richard Norman <normri@samc.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 12:40:14 -0800
Message-Id: <se367b9c.064@samc.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

The statement below is correct,  I would like to add to this that I have
tested XHTML as both and that in the HTML mode, it was not able to
handle the multiple namespace capability as well.  When I did it as XML,
it seemed to handle that better, but the styling did not work as well
(in my experiences thus far).  These were relatively simple pages
however so as you get more complex you would need to test it...
Richard Norman
> I save it as examp2.htm and examp2.xml respectively. 

What you are seeing is IE's lack of support for XHTML.  If you name the
examp2.htm, it treats it as HTML (not XHTML) and just parses it.  When
you name it 
examp2.xml, it treats it as XML and does not realize that it is actually


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