Make --html4tags the default?

Yuri Takhteyev qaramazov at
Wed May 2 17:58:24 EDT 2007

According to the document cited by Allan, "<br />" and "<hr />" are
not valid HTML4 tags. I believe this is true. Whether it matters is
a different question - most browsers seem to handle them fine when fed
"HTML4" and there some benefits in having the documents be kind-of
parsable as poor man's XML even if they don't fully conform to XHTML

- yuri

On 5/2/07, Milian Wolff <mail at> wrote:

> Which markdown output is xhtml but not html 4? I'm not aware of any.

> As far as I know xhtml is in the general part (which is touched by markdown

> that is) pretty much the same as html4 but with some stricter rules.


> So any xhtml markdown output should be valid html 4!

Yuri Takhteyev
UC Berkeley School of Information

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