- Occurs on Mozilla 1.0rc3 (build 2002052309). - Does not occur on Mozilla 0.9.9 (build 20020412). If a style is given for either a:hover or a:active, and there exists an empty anchor element (such as <a name="blah"/>), the text afterwards has the a:hover style applied to it on mouse over. The empty <a> element must be closed in the XML way -- <a name="blah"/>. The SGML style empty element <a name="blah"></a> does not exhibit the problem. At the URL mentioned above is an example of this. The text in the <p> element will have the a:hover style (color: red) applied to it when the mouse hovers over it. Similarly, when the mouse button is pressed, the a:active style (font-weight: bold) is applied to it. The style sheet used is at http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~cameron/mozbug/a.css .
XHTML served as text/html is handled by the HTML parser, which (intentionally) does not support XMLisms. If you wish to use XML empty-tags, serve your document as application/xml+xhtml (ideally) or another suitable XML MIME-type.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Component: Style System → Parser
Resolution: --- → INVALID
<foo /> in HTML doesn't mean the same as in XHTML. In HTML it is a SHORTTAG form. Specifically, <foo/.../ is the same as <foo>...</foo> in HTML. -> VERIFIED INVALID.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
OK. But how do I get Mozilla to render XHTML pages? I tried giving it a MIME type of application/xhtml+xml (which seems to be the appropriate one), but it just renders it as it does all XML documents without a stylesheet (i.e., just stringifies the whole document).
application/xhtml+xml will work; text/xml is the preferred MIME type though. Either way, you are missing the mandatory namespace declaration in your document. All XHTML documents must start with: <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> That is how XML processors know that the document is XHTML. See http://www.mozillaquestquest.com/ for an example of an XHTML site.
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