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Monday March 13, 2006
04:49 PM

XHTML sucks. XHTML is the Java of the HTML world.

[ #28980 ]

From a status report to a cow-orker:

Hit some more nasty bugs. There was an RFC spec about which tags were non-nesting tags, and the HTML parser used that, but now people write HTML closing all of the tags... I got the self-closing tags, but then I had to add support for closing non-nesting tags such as <link ..></link>. I'd like to go on record as saying that XHTML is stupid. It's the Java of the HTML world. It puts a burdon on HTML authors by being excessively strict in a case where computers are doing *fine*, and it breaks things in the process, all the while never addressing the real problem of backwards compatability and differences in interpretation of HTML because a lot of what's allowed in XHTML doesn't even *work* in a lot of browsers! Grrr!