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Re: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 09:38:03 +0100
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"Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
>> Jim Ley
>> XHTML has strict conformance requirements (as part of the XML
>> requirements)
>> that prevent conformant browsers from rendering XHTML as if it were
>> tag-soup
>
> However, IE6 is *NOT* conformant.

It makes no claims to be an XHTML user agent?  It handles the mime-type to 
specification.

>> IE7 must not treat XML vocabularies as tag soup, that would
>> be a very bad thing for XHTML.
>
> I'm not talking about IE7, I'm talking about a quick, short-term kludge
> to get IE6 not to unceremoniously ask the user what it should do when
> it's served application/xhtml+xml...

well, that's easy, just configure your platform to handle 
application/xhtml+xml with an appropriate program?  IE6 is not an 
appropriate program.

In Windows 2000 - Windows Explorer - tools - folder options - file types, 
invent an extension, then set the mime-type to application/xhtml+xml, pick 
an appropriate program.

Jim. 
Received on Monday, 9 May 2005 08:38:46 UTC

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