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From "Jaime E . Villate" <>
Subject Re: Trailing slashes in HTML tags?
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2001 09:46:08 GMT
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 10:03:08PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Since <hr/> is definately NOT legal HTML, the
> <hr /> syntax was adopted, it is a legal unbalanced XML tag, and is also
> legal HTML.
I agree. I sometimes use also <hr></hr> which is legal XHTML and legal HTML
(the unknown </hr> HTML tag is ignored)

> So <HR /> is the same as <HR>, and both are legal HTML.  Only <HR />
> legal XML.

You should be very careful here. <HR /> is a valid XML tag, but it is not
valid XHTML. In XHTML tags are defined in lower-case, so you should use <hr />
and not <HR />

Jaime Villate

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