[sword-devel] trying to get proper xhtml to work in webkit

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Apr 17 05:14:57 MST 2020

Let me see if I can get the XHTML filters to stop outputting milestone divs.

The XHTML filters were meant to use updated HTML/CSS practices, which at the time was XHTML. Now it would probably be HTML5 so, I chose a poor name for the filters. Anyway, if milestone divs are causing you a world of hurt, let me just output <div></div>

On April 17, 2020 4:33:26 AM MST, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
>On 4/16/20 11:08 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
>> <!DOCTYPE html> will give you HTML 5, not XHTML. XHTML would be much
>> wordier:
>Well... That link itself says:
>    In XHTML5 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHTML5> the |DOCTYPE| must
>    be a case-sensitive match of the string "|<!DOCTYPE html>|".
>So I'm already confused. Didn't take much, huh?
>>     - begins with <?xml...> line
>> Doesn't seem to be strictly needed by browsers for XHTML rendering,
>> but it shouldn't hurt, either.
>I used it based on the examples seen at
>which I saved at the time and used as a reference now.
>>     - changes content type to application/xhtml+xml (also tried just
>>     xhtml, no diff)
>> That's not necessary to get you into XHTML mode.
>OK, keep that thought in mind -- now, ready for my next confusion? Here
>>  They only thing they care about is the Content-Type: in the HTTP
>> header. Of course, you don't have an HTTP header, but surely you have
>> a way to set it to "application/xhtml+xml"?
>See, on the one hand you say "not necessary" but in your next breath
>say it's "the only thing they care about." OK, which is it?
>There has been this "meta" directive in the header to induce general
>HTMLness via content-type since years before I got involved, and I've
>never touched that particular aspect of it until now.
>Trust me, I remain wide open to suggestions, but just in your one
>response here, you've given me 2 completely self-contradictory
>indications, one about DOCTYPE and one about content-type.
>Small wonder people have trouble writing code to deal with this, I

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