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Re: Subversion HTML pages are invalid.

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-10 16:43:23 CET

>>> Noah Slater wrote:
>>>> When browsing a svn repos though a user-agent the HTML documents
>>>> served are NOT valid HTML and do not even include a DOCTYPE.

Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Granted, they do not include a DOCTYPE, but the W3C validator says
>>> that a directory listing generated by mod_dav_svn 1.1.1 is valid
>>> HTML 4.01 Transitional except for the missing DOCTYPE.
>>> So.... what's this invaldity you refer to?

Noah Slater wrote:
> Lack of a DOCTYPE is invalid no matter what SGML based markup language
> you are using.
> User-agents WILL assume such things, but they only do this to overcome
> invalid documents.
> Simply because most user-agents are able to process this invalid
> "tag-soup" does not mean it is any more valid.

Your previous statement implied there was additional invalidity besides the
missing doctype. I could not find any. Do you care to clarify?


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