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Re: Use cases

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 09:48:41 -0500
To: public-html-xml@w3.org
Message-ID: <m24o9mhyuu.fsf@nwalsh.com>
Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> writes:
>>> Meanwhile, many users of Planet Venus are serving their content as
>>> text/html. And I continue to have no way to prevent such. Nor do I
>>> have any desire to do so.
>> I have no problem with that. I have a problem with resources pretending
>> to be different things depending on the interpreting user agent.
> I partly share that.  Like you, I view as a problem whenever anybody
> makes the statement "my content is XHTML served as text/html".  That
> being said, I do not see statements of the form "my content is XHTML
> but degrades gracefully" as a problem.

Are those two different ways to describe the same thing (bits+media
type), or are those actually two different things? (That's a perfectly
sincere question, I'm really not sure.)

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation

Received on Thursday, 6 January 2011 14:54:36 UTC

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