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Re: Empty span/div tags in RDFa pages

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:45:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE723B3.3020008@gmx.de>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 15:11 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> I don't think this is a "fix", in that RFC 2854 never said you can 
>> deliver XHTML as text/html and expect it to be treated as XHTML.
> Nor does RFC 2854 place any particular limits on how documents served as
> text/html may be treated. Parsing some such documents with an XML parser
> is not forbidden.

Again, <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2854#section-2>:

    Published specification:
       The text/html media type is now defined by W3C Recommendations;
       the latest published version is [HTML401].  In addition, [XHTML1]
       defines a profile of use of XHTML which is compatible with HTML
       4.01 and which may also be labeled as text/html.

Of course a recipient can do whatever it wants. But by serving the 
content with

  Content-Type: text/html

the sender indicates that the content should be treated as text/html 
(remember: authoritative metadata), and the mime type registration for 
text/html says that the HTML 4.01 spec applies.

If the recipient does something else it essentially does content type 

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 16:46:14 UTC

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