[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3406: Use HTML4 instead of XHTML1

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Wed Nov 29 23:23:21 GMT 2006

#3406: Use HTML4 instead of XHTML1
 Reporter:  TedNelson  |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect     |       Status:  closed   
 Priority:  normal     |    Milestone:           
Component:  Template   |      Version:           
 Severity:  normal     |   Resolution:  wontfix  
 Keywords:             |  
Comment (by JeremyVisser):

 Replying to [ticket:3406 TedNelson]:
 > Please use HTML4 instead of XHTML1 in the output from WordPress blogs.
 The browser used by the majority of my readers doesn't support XHTML1, and
 is having to rely on error handling to handle your output.

 Ted, it's not WordPress' fault if it is causing problems for your viewers.
 Are the devs going to completely change the default behaviour of the WP
 core (and thus break most themes) just to stop some issues with your
 viewers' browsers? Probably not. I hate to be like this, but this sort of
 stuff has seemed to work with other WP users for years now.

 It's not WordPress' fault if they're using crappy non-standards-compliant
 browsers that don't support XHTML. Why fix it for their sake, when there
 are ''already''  existent browsers that ''fully support'' XML parsing. Why
 not put a Get Firefox or Get Opera link on your blog?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3406#comment:11>
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