Re: [xml-doc] Browsers that support HTML 4 but don't support XHTML1?
- MS-IE 5 and 6 do not support either HTML 4 or XHTML 1.0.
IE requires using the EMBED element rather than the OBJECT element,
which is used to include Flash files for example.
For this reason you often see HTML like <OBJECT...><EMBED ...></OBJECT>
to cope with both variants, but this won't validate even against
the Loose/Transitional HTML 4 or XHTML 1 DTDs.
MS-IE 5 and 6 also do not support XHTML 1.0 markup.
Try including an external script with the short form of
empty XML elements ( <script src="file.js"/> ),
or a text form field (<input ... />).
Additionally, MS-IE 5/6 on Windows do not support CSS1 properly,
if you consider that part of HTML/XHTML compliance.
Mozilla 1.0 does support XHTML 1.0 markup, although I don't
know if it is fully compliant.
At 11 Mar 2003 09:40:22 -0800, Drew Adams wrote:
>I'd like to be able to argue that all web browsers that support HTML 4--
>today also support XHTML 1.
>Can anyone corroborate that or else contradict it with a counter
>example: a browser that supports HTML 4 but does not support XHTML 1?
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