From: Stuart Langridge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 09:58:52 BST
Ian Hickson spoo'd forth:
> On Sat, 7 Sep 2002, Stuart Langridge wrote:
>> Hm. According to
>> http://www.maximumaardvark.com/archives/000637.html#000637, using
>> Pingback makes a page fail to validate. I can't see why this is, so
>> I've asked for clarification...
> His page is XHTML. Your spec assumes an HTML document.
> Therefore when he put in the link:
> <link rel="pingback" href="http://bobblog/xmlrpcserver">
> ...he ended up inserting a start tag. In XML, that requires an end
> tag. (In HTML, the end tag is implied (in fact, it's not allowed)
> because the element is empty).
> What he should do is use one of the following instead:
> <link rel="pingback" href="http://bobblog/xmlrpcserver"/>
What? That's *it*? I assumed that anyone who'd elected to choose XHTML
as their language would know that their tags had to be terminated!
Grumble. I thought maybe it was some kind of undeclared LINK tag or
something, and was puzzled why this was so.
Should I mention in the spec that you need to format the tag
appropriately for your choice of document language? (Didn't think I'd
need to do this *sigh*)
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