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Re: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 12:12:28 +1000
Message-ID: <427EC70C.3080409@vicnet.net.au>
To: public-evangelist@w3.org


Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> 
> Andrew Cunningham wrote:
> 
>  > Of course IE6 doesn't understand application/xhtml+xml. I could be
>  > wrong, but i believe that the recommendation to use the
>  > application/xhtml+xml mimetype probably came out after IE6 was under
>  > development. So not suprising that IE6 doesn't support it.
> 
> However, two IE service packs later, and the browser still doesn't know 
> what to do when it is served application/xhtml+xml. Certainly, rewriting 
> its core engine would be too big a job, but at least it could have 
> reverted to treating it like tag soup HTML at the very least...but 
> that's academic.

true

>  > w.r.t. IE7, most people I know do not use WinXP-sp2, so most people i
>  > know will not be able to use IE&
> 
> There will be a slow but steady phase of users forced to upgrade to XP 
> or Longhorn, as fewer and fewer applications support older versions of 
> Windows. I recently had to switch to XP because most of my video editing 
> packages were written for XP only.
> Add to that OEM contracts that put XP-SP2 on the majority of newly built 
> mainstream PCs, and the pressure on corporates to keep upgrading to stay 
> in line with MS' licensing regime, and you have a situation in which pre 
> SP2 XP and 2000 are sure to fade away in the coming years.

LOL, but then again, lately I work with Latin script languages that 
require Windows XP-SP2 as a mimimum to render correctly in a web browser 
... and at last count three, maybe four fonts, in the world that i've 
been able to identify that support those languages.

> Let's wait and see...
> 
> P

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