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From Ian Stuart <>
Subject [users@httpd] straying into browser terretory (was Re: [users@httpd] Foundation knowledge)
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2002 11:22:54 GMT
On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 02:23, J. Greenlees wrote:
> hmm, then reading the current protocol standards would help, and reading 
> what standards are supported by which browsers and how they are working 
> would help. IE works differently than Netscape, or Opera.
... and none of them fully support the standards fully.

Admitably this is bacaus the standards keep evolving, and the browsers
want to maintain backward compatibility.

As a simple example of this, the current standard for HTML requres that
all block elements have opening AND CLOSING tags, yet a vast number of
pages use a '<P>' tag to seperate paragraphs. this is wrong for two
1) it's '<p>' (lowecase), not '<P>' (uppercase)
2) there's no closing tag

Then there are the problems of elements where they're not allowed, by
the rules (anything other than an <li> after a <ul> or <ol> tag, for
example), etc...
Ian Stuart: Edinburgh University Data Library.

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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
              -- Mary.

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