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XHTML 1.0 Strict MIME types (was: Re: CSS and Netscape)

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 00:57:59 -0700
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At 12:42 AM 09/01/2002, Ineke van der Maat wrote:
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-xhtml-media-types-20020801/#summary tells
>that also XHTML 1.0 strict should be served as 'application/xhtml+xml'

You're missing an important point in the note.  The note clearly states 
that if the HTML Compatibility Guidelines of the XHTML 1.0 spec are met, 
then XHTML 1.0 may be served as text/html:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-xhtml-media-types-20020801/#text-html>

It only later says that if you are serving XHTML 1.0 to "XHTML user 
agents", then it should be served as applicatoin/xhtml+xml:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-xhtml-media-types-20020801/#application-xhtml-xml>

Clearly the vast majority of user agents out there being catered to are not 
XHTML ones.  They're HTML ones.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
w3c@accessibleinter.net
http://www.accessibleinter.net/
Received on Sunday, 1 September 2002 03:59:30 GMT

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