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Re: XHTML following the Compatibility guidelines is not validated as HTML 4.01?

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0006@earth.li>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 00:02:14 +0000 (UTC)
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At 2002-08-03T00:53+0200, Paul Ebermann wrote:-

> I just produced an XHTML document

> But when I try to validate it as HTML 4.01

> I get an validator error:

XHTML and HTML are not truly compatible. In particular, it is impossible
to use the same markup (correctly) for canonically empty elements. The
compatibility guidelines are for backwards compatibility with existing,
non-validating user agents, and assume various permissive - and sometimes
technically incorrect - behaviours on their part.

Tim Bagot
Received on Friday, 2 August 2002 20:03:20 UTC

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