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Monday June 17th, 2002

It's been almost a fortnight since Mozilla 1.0 came out but fresh news about the release is still being published. Wes McGee wrote to tell us that The Washington Post featured a review of Mozilla in its Fast Forward column on Sunday. Meanwhile, CNN is carrying an AP story that discusses the potential success of Mozilla and asks if it will threaten Microsoft (Marcel notes that there's a discussion about the article on Slashdot). Not everyone is optimistic though: in an interview with MacCentral, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen said that he doesn't think that the browser wars are about to return. Once again, Slashdot has a story.


#13 Well-formedness

by bzbarsky

Wednesday June 19th, 2002 3:06 AM

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Content served as the application/xhtml+xml is parsed with the XML parser instead of the HTML parser. As a result, the parser enforces well-formedness -- a non-well-formed document simply fails to parse and an error message is shown to the user. The HTML parser tries to "fix" things.

The two parsers differ in a number of other ways as well (eg the HTML parser has no concept of XML namespaces, so if you want to put some MathML in you HTML you have to serve it as application/xhtml+xml or text/xml -- text/html simply will not cut it).