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Re: Bug in validator?

From: (wrong string) šper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 20:50:52 +0200
Message-ID: <004901c34581$dbbc6300$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris" <cearle@smythco.com>

Chris <cearle@smythco.com>:
> Also, I have been using the <br/> standard in my previous
> pages as well and they have all validated.

This is a frequent problem arising here and elsewhere. It is caused by
people not understanding or simply not knowing about the differences between
HTML and XHTML. This is sadly hardened by some lesser known rules of HTML
which make e.g. "<br/>", "<br/&gt;", "<br>>" and "<br>&gt;" equivalent;
these SGML features are however hardly implemented in any browser, which is
the reason for Appendix C of XHTML 1.0 being workable.
Received on Tuesday, 8 July 2003 14:50:55 UTC

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