Browser error correction mechanisms

Discussion in 'HTML' started by DU, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. DU

    DU Guest

    Hi!

    I really need to understand what is so-called browser error correction
    mechanisms. Can you explain this?
    I read somewhere (and I no longer can find where I read that) that
    browsers try to render as best as they can elements (and/or attribute
    too? can't remember) that they ignore.
    e.g.: I know that fieldset will be rendered as a block level element in
    NS 4.7+, almost just like div.

    But in a mozilla.org document about upgrading webpages (and I commited
    myself into upgrading such document), it is said "standards-based
    browsers typically ignore non-compliant elements altogether." Is that
    true? Why standards-based browsers should not try to render (instead of
    ignoring) an unknown element?
    Mozilla supports <embed> and a few other non-HTML4-spec elements IIRC.

    DU
     
    DU, Apr 5, 2004
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