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Re: [minutes] XHTML and MIME types

From: Tom Hume <Tom.Hume@futureplatforms.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:09:17 +0000
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To: public-bpwg-ct <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>


No-one is suggesting what application/xhtml+xml be disregarded, and  
it's listed as a good heuristic to use in CTG.

The difference of opinion here is over whether it's sufficiently good  
to be promoted beyond a heuristic to be mandatory.


On 8 Jan 2009, at 15:57, Luca Passani wrote:

> I think we are forgetting one basic requirements here. Transcoders  
> must err on the side of not transcoding whenever in doubt. I still  
> think that application/xhtml+xml is a strong indicator that the  
> content is probably already suitable for mobile. If W3C does not  
> want to take it as an absolute indicator, then you may want to  
> compromise on something like:
> If    MIME-Type=application/xhtml+xml
>     SIZE <= 20kb
>     No Web-only tags such as iframe nor complex HTML/Javascript
> this would still be a much better heuristics than disregarding  
> application/xhtml+xml altogether.

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