[Python-Dev] PEP html display in IE
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:22:15 +0100
David Goodger wrote:
> > you're using an XHTML DTD, but the files are missing the mandatory xmlns
> > declaration on the html tag (see section 3.1.1, item 3 of the XHTML
> > specification).
> Corrected. Thanks for the pointer.
> As the original author of pep2html.py, let me ask you something. Plaintext
> PEPs use the HTML 4 transitional DTD (loose.dtd), but pep2html.py claims to
> produce XHTML.
Well, I'm pretty sure it didn't produce valid XHTML when I checked it in...
> Should the DOCTYPE be switched to the XHTML DTD? Or is this a case of
> "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
I checked a few random PEPs, and found two small problems:
- the stylesheet link tag in the header has no end tag.
- there's no xmlns attribute on the html element.
Except from that, the output looks like XHTML to me and to the XML
parser I used. So if you have the time...