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Re: [whatwg] text/html for html and xhtml

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:00:32 -0500
Message-ID: <48168140.60507@mit.edu>
To: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
CC: www-svg@w3.org, whatwg@whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> If the server infers the MIME type from content and sends it over HTTP as it
> should, you can have both.

Changing servers (including getting existing installs updated) is even more 
painful than changing browsers, though.

It would be very nice if servers had better MIME type handling, but the reality 
is that they don't, and likely won't any time in the next several (5+, I would 
guess) years.

I'd love to be proved a hopeless pessimist on this point, of course.  ;)

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 02:01:32 UTC

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