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Re: IBM Position Statement on XForms and Web Forms 2.0

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:32:48 -0400
Message-ID: <44F852A0.2060301@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, public-appformats@w3.org, www-forms@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Perhaps, theoretically, it may be XML.  But practically speaking, using 
> an XHTML DOCTYPE, xmlns attribute and/or XML declaration is virtually 
> irrelevant, and documents served as text/html will be handled as tag 
> soup, not XML.  So for all intents and purposes, such documents should 
> be considered to be HTML.

In a typical browser, yes. However I routinely download such pages with 
non-browser-tools based on XML parsers; and there the results are quite 
different. In these contexts, the XML-nature of these pages is very 
useful to me.

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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