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Re: HTML 5 media type spec and HTML 2, 3.2, 4.x usage

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:40:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1002012238540.21600@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 1 Feb 2010, Dan Connolly wrote:
>
> Recent drafts say:
> 
> [[
>     This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a resource
>     with the text/html type asserts that the resource is an *HTML
>     document* using *the HTML syntax*
> ]]
>  -- http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/iana.html#text-html
> 
> And *the HTML syntax* doesn't include doctypes that are widely used in
> documents that conform to HTML 2, 3.2, and 4.x specs and XHTML 1.x specs.
> 
> I think it's reasonable for consumers to treat those documents the way
> that the HTML 5 spec says treat them, but I don't think it's reasonable
> to say that those documents aren't text/html any more; I don't even
> think it's reasonable to insist that people stop producing HTML 4.x
> documents. I doubt that's really what anybody meant, but it's what
> the document says.

Is this a new problem with the text/html registration in HTML5, or is this 
a long-standing problem?

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