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Re: XSLT for usable yet valid XHTML
Subject: Re: XSLT for usable yet valid XHTML|
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 09:02:39 -0700
David Carlisle wrote:
I suppose I should have snipped more. I was referring to the part about
needing a client side transformation.
OK. I stopped reading when I saw the requirement for a client-side
transformation. I should have read the whole post or at least the next
para that said:
If you send the file as application/xml then it _does_ need a client
side stylesheet or IE will use it's default stylesheet for XML files
the intended rendering of xhtml. Mozilla though will parse it as XML and
render it as XHTML (even without a specified stylesheet).
If you send the file as text/html then it doesn't need (and can't have)
a stylesheet but it goes straight to the html parser so things like
<br/> should be a syntax error except that html parsers in browsers don't
give errors unless they really can't avoid it.
"Howver there are reasons for still using text/html (and so relying on
the non existant error reporting to let XML syntax slip past an HTML
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