HTML != XML (was Re: [ANN] Kludgey workarounds for xt)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Sep 9 20:39:15 BST 1998
Andrew Bunner scripsit:
> (Interesting aside, IE will
> display the right thing if you close a stand-along tag with />, but
> Netscape will not)
Both IE and Netscape will cope if you add a space before the
"/>". This is legal XML.
> <stating-the-obvious>Java Script engines are not easy things to
> write.</stating-the-obvious> I think it's unlikely that developers are
> going to redefine the Java Script language to interpret < as < ... my
> opinion (hope) is that the standard should accomodate this.
The problem arrived when Netscape decided to treat SCRIPT elements
specially. This behavior then got standardized by giving SCRIPT
a CDATA content model, which is Evil. The Right Thing would have
been for Netscape to wrap SCRIPT content in a CDATA section.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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