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[Bug 826] Error when there is PCDATA inside blockquote in XHTML1.1

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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 02:09:54 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=826


johnny_bentley@yahoo.com.au changed:

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------- Additional Comments From johnny_bentley@yahoo.com.au  2005-12-15 02:09 -------
Dear Björn, you misunderstand dododododoot's question. It was rhetorical.
The current XHTML 1.1 recommendation, http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/, points to

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/abstract_modules.html#s_textmodule
Modularization of XHTML™ W3C Recommendation 10 April 2001

Not to

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xhtml-modularization-20040218/abstract_modules.html#s_textmodule
Modularization of XHTML™ 1.0 - Second Edition W3C Working Draft 18 February 2004

Although this second "Modularization" document comes later it is only a working
draft.

I have emailed www-html-editor@w3.org to point out that PCDATA was not included
in the blockquote. Maybe this is deliberate, maybe it is a mistake. Either way
when you want to validate against XHTML 1.1, you want it to validate against THE
recommendation, not a working draft.

The recommendation DOES allow PCDATA within blockquotes. By the way the
recommendation does make sense.
It would seem pointless to force page authors to code:
<blockquote><p>I am the greateast</p></blockquote>

Rather than allow them, as the recommendation does allow,:
<blockquote>I am the greatest</blockquote>

I, for one, would be grateful if you (or whoever) where to recode the Validator
to follow the recommendation.
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