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[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 23:35:28 -0500
Message-ID: <01bd01c71694$76615690$2102fea9@Guides.local>
Elliotte Harold wrote:
>> Perhaps because you believe the MIME type is a 
>> magic incantation that somehow changes the 
>> document's nature, and I don't.
>>
>> The document is what it is. A sequence of bytes 
>> is either a well-formed XML document or it isn't. 
>> I can call it XML, but that doesn't mean it is; and 
>> I can say it's not XML, but that doesn't mean it isn't. 
>>

Sounds like we need content-types determined by inspection on web servers?
(which would really slow-down serving pages, unless they could be cached,
but with so much dynamic generated content that doesn't seem realistic...)

On another note, why not another new content type, one that would mean?:

	"Striving to be XHTML, but if not consider me HTML5. And if that
doesn't work, try HTML 4.01."  

-Mike Schinkel
http://www.mikeschinkel.com/blogs/
http://www.welldesignedurls.org/
Received on Saturday, 2 December 2006 20:35:28 UTC

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