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Re: Getting IE to accept application/xhtml+xml

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:00:07 +0200
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, "XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
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On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 15:34:19 +0200, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>  
> Although imaginative, this is a really terrible hack! :) Surely the
> simple way to do this is to use content negotiation?

So what would happen? It would be sent, probably untransformed, to the  
same user agent using a different media type. What's the point? As it is  
now the document is being sent with the right media type to a user agent  
that is accepting it, and presenting it to the end user in the way  
intended. At the sending end all is well. The user sees what you want to  
be seen, so at the receiving end all is well. If the user agent eventually  
gets its act together, it will continue to work. If you send it to a  
correctly working UA it will work as required. I don't think anything is  
broken here (just slightly bent).

> I don't think we should be encouraging this sort of thing. :)

We shouldn't encourage it, just point out it works.

Received on Thursday, 19 April 2007 14:00:18 UTC

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