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RE: Cleaning House

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 13:14:01 -0700
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27DA2598A7@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com] wrote:
>Shane McCarron wrote:
>> Yes, please!!!  Absolutely have IE refuse to process the page if a
>> document that claims to be XHTML (anything) is not well formed.
>All browser implementations that I know of already do this for non-
>well-formed XHTML, as identified by the MIME type.

You mean desktop browsers, but yes, I thought they did - I thought I'd missed some announcement or something.

>IE will
>additionally refuse to process documents that claim to be XHTML and
>are well-formed.

*snork*  Come on, man, not while I'm eating lunch.

>However, it is the case that many mobile browsers
>process XHTML as tag soup, due to a lot of mobile walled-garden
>content being marked as XHTML Basic when it is not well-formed XML.

This is true, of course.
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 20:14:11 UTC

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