scripts and XHTML

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Fri Oct 15 21:19:13 BST 1999

At 02:58 PM 10/15/99 -0400, Thomas B. Passin wrote:
>The convention is used for old browsers that don't understand <script>.
>won't understand XHTML either, so (IMO) there's no real need for the <script>
>convention in HTML.

For the most part, actually, older browsers do just fine with XHTML -
probably better in many ways than they do with HTML.  How HTML compatible
do you want your XHTML?  Is the convention included by reference to HTML
4.01, or does it disappear?

Older browsers will of course choke on the CDATA section, unless of course
that goes into the commented section as well...

Simon St.Laurent
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