When we had a failure situation in scoutSubmit, we got the return message "Area not valid: Scout <br />" when it is displayed in a MFC afxMessageBox. We are confused by what the <br /> is for.
<br /> is the xhtml standard way of writing <br> (which is actually a not well formed tag). Tags without closing tags, like br appear as <br />.
Michael H. Pryor (fogcreek)
Put another way: <br> is not compatible with XML, because it's seen as an an opening tag. It needs to close itself, thus <br />
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