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   Re: Well-Formed SNAFU

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 14:33:01 -0400 (EDT)

WorldNet scripsit:

> I thought I read somewhere to use <br /> using white space and when
> I use this technique this seems to be recognized by Communicator 4.x *and*
> IE5 but I wonder again about generalized usage in this regard with respect
> to maintaining a well-formed document.

There is nothing ill-formed about "<br />", since whitespace is allowed
in that position by the XML BNF.  However, many browsers interpret
"</br>" as "<br">, so the formally equivalent "<br></br>" turns out to
be a bad idea.

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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