Re: [xsl] xhtml and ie6

Subject: Re: [xsl] xhtml and ie6
From: "Joe Fawcett" <joefawcett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 15:07:12 +0100
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Subject: [xsl] xhtml and ie6
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 12:41:01 +0100

Rather a nasty surprise this morning.

Given a document headed up

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns=""; xml:lang="en" lang="en">

and valid to that dtd.

Mail it to someone on a win32 platform. They open it, using ie6. Then save it using save as.

Corruption seems to occur insofar as the tags are upcased,
elements are not closed off, html style etc.
  Suggested that its the dom view from ie6 that screws the xhtml.

anyone else noted this?

regards DaveP

Regards DaveP.

Nothing new here I'm afraid, I've never thought much of IE's handling of XHTML.
I wouldn't have thought it would be that hard to improve it so that its internal representation of a dom, be it html or xhtml, had quoted attributes, preserved case or at least was consistent, sometimes their uppercase, sometimes not etc. Unfortunately, and I presume as its a free product in some ways, they don't seem to care.



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