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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:41:11 -0500
Message-ID: <49760CB7.3080307@mit.edu>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
> How do I know what was the intent of the author when the file is on the 
> desktop and mimetype less? html 5 (text/html) or html 5 
> (application/xhtml+xml)

Note that we already have this problem with XHTML 1 too.  It's usually 
resolved by looking at the extension...  One could also look for xmlns 
on the root, though there's nothing preventing the text/html version 
from having that, of course.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:42:48 UTC

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