Re: [xsl] Self-closing elements upset some browsers

Subject: Re: [xsl] Self-closing elements upset some browsers
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:54:09 GMT
The simplest (and arguably most correct) solution is to generate html
rather than xhtml, so generate elements in no-namespace starting with
<html> and then the xslt serialiser will then use html syntax.

If you generate XHTML then if you send it to a system that understands
XHTML the sytntax that you show will work correctly, otherwise you have
to mess with the black arts f adding white space or comments to try to
let the file (which will necessarily be full of html syntax errors) 
limp through an html browser's "tag soup" parsing without any serious

> my major problem, with these links (and similarly with <script /> elements
> is that browsers do not like these 'self-closing' elements.

firefox, opera, safari etc will have no problem with this syntax so long
as you send the file with an xhtml mime type.  It is just IE (even the
latest IE 8 beta) which still fails to recognise XHTML.


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