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Re: TAG ACTION-407 -- text/html media type and legacy

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:48:37 +0200
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100423194837268706.21191208@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Henry S. Thompson, Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:25:38 +0100:
> Maciej Stachowiak writes:

>> Also: RFC2854 allows a profile of XHTML 1.0 (presumably Appendix C) to
>> be sent as text/html, whereas the proposed text below does not. Is the
>> omission intentional?
> 
> I'll pick that up in a separate message.

What is the latest version of HTML? Answer: XHTML 1.0.

	This is  - literally - pointed out in the following document:

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HTML 4.01 Specification
W3C Recommendation 24 December 1999
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	which says: 

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Latest version of HTML: 
   http://www.w3.org/TR/html

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	Visiting that URL, one finds:

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XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)
A Reformulation of HTML 4 in XML 1.0
W3C Recommendation 26 January 2000, revised 1 August 2002
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	Which says:

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5. Compatibility Issues
This section is normative.
Although there is no requirement for XHTML 1.0 documents to be 
compatible with existing user agents, in practice this is easy to 
accomplish. Guidelines for creating compatible documents can be found 
in Appendix C.

5.1. Internet Media Type
XHTML Documents which follow the guidelines set forth in Appendix C, 
"HTML Compatibility Guidelines" may be labeled with the Internet Media 
Type "text/html" [RFC2854], as they are compatible with most HTML 
browsers. Those documents, and any other document conforming to this 
specification, may also be labeled with the Internet Media Type 
"application/xhtml+xml" as defined in [RFC3236]. For further 
information on using media types with XHTML, see the informative note 
[XHTMLMIME].
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	XHTML 1.0 has been located at that location at least since August year 
2000:

http://web.archive.org/web/20000817023845/http://www.w3.org/TR/html/

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leif halvard silli
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