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Re: Minimized P valid XHTML?

From: Osmo Saarikumpu <sendosmo@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 11:50:15
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <LAW2-F146MC9slb7bOz00008279@hotmail.com>
>From: "Bertilo Wennergren" <bertilow@chello.se>
>The XML recommendation should set you straight:
>   Empty-element tags may be used for any element which has no content,
>   whether or not it is declared using the keyword EMPTY. For 
>   the empty-element tag should be used, and should only be used, for 
>   which are declared EMPTY.

Well, it certainly clears my problem by narrowing and it to an exact 
question. So, to clarify:

a) according XML 1.0 <colgroup /> is valid (may be used)

b) according to XHTML 1.0 <colgroup /> is not valid (must not be used)

and the question: which recommendation rules for a xhtml 1 Transitional 

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