[wp-hackers] WP issues
foolistbar at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 5 15:28:59 GMT 2007
On 4 Jun 2007, at 23:33, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> But why does the marketplace require XHTML at all? XHTML served as
>> text/html brings absolutely no advantages over HTML, but gives one
>> major disadvantage — you become reliant on browser error handling
>> for the XHTML to parse.
> This is false and a common myth perpetrated repeatedly by a few
> myopic programmers who can't see beyond the browser.
Yes, I only implement (X)HTML in several ways completely unrelated to
browsers. I obviously can't see beyond the browser.
> I can and do do many different things with XHTML served as text/
> html that I cannot do with classic HTML. In particular I can use
> the full XML toolchain to process such documents.
> Browser display is not the only purpose of HTML and XHTML documents
> on the web. This is especially true for WordPress, where plugins
> need to do all sorts of weird things with the pages, inserting,
> deleting, rearranging, and filtering content. This is far easier
> and more reliable if the pages are well-formed
But WP can create malformed XML. The feeds are just an example of
that. That argument is only valid when you know the output is well-
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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