[ANN] Kludgey workarounds for IE and Netscape

James Clark jjc at jclark.com
Fri Sep 11 12:19:47 BST 1998

John Cowan wrote:
> James Clark scripsit:
> > If you want to use XSL to produce some non-XML format, first you need to
> > devise an XML representation of it.  For example, in the case of HTML,
> > this would be "well-formed HTML", that is XML using the element types
> > and attributes of XML [sic; HTML].
> Almost, almost, but not quite!
> Well-formed HTML is not quite well-formed XML, because of the possible
> presence of "&" and "<" in the CDATA elements SCRIPT and STYLE.

The term "well-formed HTML" as used in section 1 of the XSL WD does not
mean SGML that conforms to HTML 4.0. It means well-formed XML that uses
element types and attributes from HTML.


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