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Re: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Rimantas Liubertas <ic@rimantas.com>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 02:53:01 +0300
Message-ID: <427EA65D.10701@rimantas.com>
To: public-evangelist@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:
>>> I'm about to definitely switch my *personal* Web site to application/
>>> xhtml+xml, which might crash users of IE 6.0 Win.
> I have never heard of an IE6 crash with the usage of this mime-type, it 
> handles it correctly in all testing I've done.  Could you provide some 
> more info on this crash?

What do you mean by "handles it correctly" - the fact that you get "save 
as" dialog?

>>> For IE7 Win, there's a request for application/xhtml+xml support on
>>> their wiki.
>>> http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/
>>> Channel9.InternetExplorerStandardsSupport
> That would be a disaster, XHTML's conformance requirements are too 
> demanding for a browser.

I am confused. You claim IE6 has no problems with application/xhtml+xml
but this would be disaster for IE7??

Received on Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:53:03 UTC

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