Subject: Re: [xsl] IE Client side transformation issue|
From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 03:14:32 +0200
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 18:06:09 -0600, Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
the opposite is also true: <br /> should not be written as <br></br> because, you guessed it right, IE cannot handle it well
Is this really something that should be seen as a problem with IE, however? Isn't this part of the HTML spec? I realize that its a bit silly that not using a closing script element breaks the page, but IE is certainly not the only browser on the planet that enforces quirky rules that don't seem to make any sense. In addition, with as much flack that IE has received for being overly generous in rendering tag-soup is it really fair to then take a "they need to be more generous in what they are willing to render and what they are not"?
That said, the only reason I use IE anymore is for testing so I do recognize the fact that it's less than perfect in a lot of ways. I just think that its a bit harsh to be taking a "because IE can't handle it" instead of a "because that is the way the spec was written" which unless I am completely off base is really the correct response in *MOST* cases.
Cheers -- Abel Braaksma