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   RE: XHTML DTDs failing in IE5

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 14:30:32 -0700

At 03:21 PM 6/3/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>It may seem grotesque to let people override the declarations in the
>document, but I don't think it's that impossible to come up with cases
>where it might actually be useful, and I can't see any reason why #FIXED
>declarations should be mandatory.

I'd agree. I think IE5 is clearly wrong here.  On the other hand, Andrew
is correct in saying that the microsoft approach is the maximally-cautious
one, and probably quite defensible in what is effectively a release 1.0
product.  -Tim

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