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From: Hugh Watkins <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Still Working
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:49:13 +0000
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bad newssome one moved the goal posts
XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)A Reformulation of HTML 4 in XML 1.0W3C Recommendation 26 January 2000, revised 1 August 2002
I am catching up with 3 months worth
which piled up beneath my letter box whilst I was away for the summer
and the news item that xhtml that is now the recommended doc type
the good news is that when you rename a file on the server with the web editoryou may change the doc type extension too
What is the easiest way to convert my HTML documents to XHTML?
HTML Tidy gives you the option to transform any HTML document into anXHTML one. Amaya is a browser/editor that will save HTML documents asXHTML.
Why are browsers so fussy about XML? They were more accepting with HTML.
This is deliberate. HTML browsers accept any input, correct orincorrect, and try to make something sensible of it. Thiserror-correction makes browsers very hard to write, especially if allbrowsers are expected to do the same thing. It has also meant thathuge numbers of HTML documents are incorrect, because since theydisplay OK in the browser, the author isn't aware of the errors. Thismakes it incredibly difficult to write new web user agents sincedocuments claiming to be HTML are often so poor
All browsers know how to deal with correct HTML. However, if it isincorrect, the browser has to repair the document, and since not allbrowsers repair documents in the same way, this introducesdifferences, so that your document may look and work differently ondifferent browsers.<<

XHTML™ 2.0W3C Working Draft 27 May 2005This version: Latest version:

XHTML 2 is a general-purpose markup language designed for representingdocuments for a wide range of purposes across the World Wide Web. Tothis end it does not attempt to be all things to all people, supplyingevery possible markup idiom, but to supply a generally useful set ofelements.
This document is the seventh public Working Draft of thisspecification. It should in no way be considered stable, and shouldnot be normatively referenced for any purposes whatsoever <<
now we are all up to date'sstylesheetlanguagecanmakelifeeasierforwebdesigners.htm
IT ManagementHR & SkillsW3C's style sheet language can make life easier for web designersby Nick LangleyTuesday 23 August 2005What is it?
Style sheets are used to define the presentation of HTML, XHTML andXML (Hot Skills, 9 August). HTML contains presentation elements, butthese are being stripped out of XHTML2, so style sheet skills will beneeded.
The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) agrees the specifications for stylesheets, which are... read the article
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On 9/1/05, Pat Geary <> wrote:> At 02:58 PM 9/1/2005, Michael Hymer wrote:> >******As Pat said, the Rootsweb ads will never validate.> > I find it useful to upload a local copy (of your HTML)> > for validation (rather than the Rootsweb version)> > so you don't have to sort through those error messages.> > Once it comes clean, overwrite the file existing on the server.> > > Unless it has changed, the links to the Rootsweb WorldConnect> databases don't validate either. I have been able to "fix" those so> will validate by file upload, fix the errors and then upload. The> validator picks up the opening or closing tags orphans and table tags> but you need a valid doctype to get anywhere. Without alt tags you> will also get lots of errors. The validator was upgraded recently and> now wants the word DOCTYPE in all caps. You just get a message not a> valid doctype otherwise. Changing that as I redo pages.> > pat> > ____!
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