HTML http-equiv

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HTML http-equiv

Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:55 pm

I tried using Oxygen to do a bit of HTML work, in particular comparing two versions of a file (because GitHub online claimed every line had changed!).

I couldn't, because the comparison wanted the files to be valid, and claims that http-equiv="content-type" is invalid (as an attribute of an HTML meta element)

I found (in this post: post24515.html#p24515) that by default, Oxygen requires the http-equiv value to match a particular pattern, which basically allows either "default-style" or "refresh" (with any case for each letter).

Yes, the pattern is editable, but why is the default pattern so much more restrictive than allowed by W3C, specifically disallowing one of the three common values (as at HTML4)?
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Re: HTML http-equiv

Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:05 am

Hi Peter,

Do you mean you are using our Tools->Compare Files action?
If so, could you give us an example with how such an HTML document looks like? For example you can send us two sample documents to

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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