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Re: SGML SHORTTAGS Feature usage in HTML 4.x Recommendation.

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer <karl@huftis.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 02:43:57 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <0C056AF1-F613-11D6-8C50-000393BAB03A@huftis.org>

Terje Bless <link@pobox.com> wrote in

> in attempting to modify the W3C MarkUp Validator to more
> reliably detect and report more forms of erroneous and invalid
> HTML, it's been brought and has come to my attention that the
> SGML Declaration included with the HTML 4.01 Recommendation
> appears to be at odds with both the prose of that
> Recommendation and the majority of User Agent implementations.

Well, it's not actually at odds with the Recommendation.
<URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html#h-B.3.3 >
only says «We *recommend* that authors avoid using all of these
features.» [my emphasis]

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Received on Tuesday, 12 November 2002 02:47:55 UTC

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