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Re: My point about the negotiation algorithm

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:04:27 -0500
Message-ID: <4BB3485B.4090905@aptest.com>
To: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
What if the q value for application/xhtml+xml is 0?

Steven Pemberton wrote:
> The point of the XHTML Media Types note 
> (http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2010/ED-xhtml-media-types-20100218/) is to 
> explain how to deliver XHTML to a browser.
> If the browser says it accepts application/xhtml+xml, our job is done: 
> use that media type; you don't have to follow any extra guidelines.
> However, if it is a legacy browser, and doesn't accept 
> application/xhtml+xml, then there is a fallback: deliver it as 
> text/html (but make sure it won't hiccup on your content by following 
> a number of guidelines).
> So even if a browser says it accepts both media types, even if it says 
> it 'prefers' text/html (via a q value), our aim is to deliver XHTML, 
> and so should use the application/xhtml+xml media type.
> Steven

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