OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: Deployability of XMLised HTML - authoritative survey?

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 14:17:24 -0400

At 06:24 PM 10/6/98 +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
>I understand from anecdotal reports and my own experiments that it is
>possible to get most (recent?) browsers to sensibly interpret and render
>well formed XML that "looks a lot like" HTML. With much of HTML, this is
>just a matter of matching case and closing </LI> etc. The treatment of 
>HTML's <HR> and <BR> as <HR /> and <BR /> is, it seems, workable.

Reports are true; I'm doing this on the www.simonstl.com website.  For an
old analysis of the results of XML-ized HTML, see
http://www.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp?AN=339640718 - note that this is pretty
old and they used <BR/> instead of <BR />.  So far, my code works on most
flavors of NS, IE, Lynx, and Amaya - see my site for details.  I've been
finishing (another) book, but hope to get back to this project soon.
Sometime I'd like to build a nice neat table summarizing results.

Simon St.Laurent
Dynamic HTML: A Primer / XML: A Primer
Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth (November)
Building XML Applications (December)

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS