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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:37:31 -0800
Cc: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <6C82AB28-332F-447A-BA22-717FE0B59BF2@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Feb 21, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>> It seems to be it should be confirming to serve content that uses  
>> one or
>> more "other applicable specifications" extensions. Is that consistent
>> with what the MIME registration says? If not, we'd better fix it,  
>> or not
>> only @profile but also RDFa and Microdata will be nonconforming to  
>> send
>> in text/html. I assume this is not what we want.
>
> HTML5 explicitly allows you to use such specifications, and the
> registration defers to HTML5, so I think we're covered.
>

So someone could, if they wanted to, makes an extension spec which  
restores every feature from all three of the HTML4.01 DTDs to  
conforming status, if they cared to. (Not that I expect anyone to  
actually go to that level of effort.)

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 22 February 2010 00:38:07 UTC

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