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Re^7: Wiki-Style syntax for posting

by SFLEX (Chaplain)
on Oct 16, 2008 at 13:39 UTC ( [id://717499]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^8: Wiki-Style syntax for posting
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Oct 16, 2008 at 14:22 UTC

    which is only meant for "backward compatible"

    You've read too much into it. Using empty tags to represent empty elements is part of XML. It's not something that was added to XHTML for backwards compatibility with HTML.

    the proper way to use a XHTML br tag is <br />

    XML and thus XHTML allows it, so <br></br> is also correct, proper. You can make recommendations as to which syntax to use — and I'll agree with you that <br/> is less problematic — but you're out of line in saying one of them is incorrect.

    a XHTML br tag is <br /> which has no "backward compatible" and is true XHTML

    You have it backwards. <br /> is more "backwards compatible" to HTML than <br></br>. <br /> is interpreted as <br> by browsers, but <br></br> is interpreted as <br><br>. If your argument had merit, it would dictate that <br></br> is the proper way.

      Ok, the way I see it is true XHTML is what ever is going to validate under the Strictest Rules of XHTML.
      So then i made up a little markup that can be ran at
      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w"> <html lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xmlns=" +ml"> <head> <title>HTML BR TAG</title> </head> <body> <p>This is Good<br /></p> <p>This is wrong<br><br/></p> </body> </html>

      Scroll down till you see "Validate by direct input" paste the markup above in it, select "Use Doctype XHTML 1.0 Strict", you can also check "Show Source" and "Clean up Markup with HTML Tidy" HTML tidy will show the right markup to use.

      Spiel auf Hündinnen.

        Ok, the way I see it is true XHTML is what ever is going to validate under the Strictest Rules of XHTML.

        That's a fair meter.

        Now, if only you had tested what we were talking about.
        <p>This is wrong<br><br/></p>
        should be
        <p>This is wrong<br></br>...or not</p>

        Once you do that, you'll get "This document was successfully checked as XHTML 1.0 Strict!". So, both <br/> and <br></br> are accepted by w3c's XHTML validator.

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