Change to book generation

Seth W. Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Sat Oct 5 07:54:43 PDT 2002


Matthias Benkmann <matthias at winterdrache.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 18:55:04 -0400 "Seth W. Klein" <sk at sethwklein.net> wrote:
> > 
> > It is not. However, Mozilla at least, will recognize it if it is
> > written as "<br />". Note the space.
> 
> That is not the point. I was talking about HTML that is valid, not HTML
> that is working in Mozilla (which doesn't even require the space; no
> browser I know requires the space). 

Then you have forgotten Netscape 4.x. Or does some 4.x version later
than 4.79 handle <br/> without the space?

> Anyway, at least according to the validator (which is the only thing that
> counts as that's what people will use to check the validity claim of the
> book), we are both wrong. <br/> validates just fine as HTML 4.01 Strict.
> So I have to correct my initial statement. It is well possible to have a
> non-trivial document that validates as both XHTML and HTML. Choosing the
> XHTML doctype is of course preferable for such a document.

I stand corrected.

cheers,
Seth W. Klein
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