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Re: WCAG 2.0 Test Suite

From: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@DesSci.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:05:15 -0800
Message-ID: <47c701c4d98c$8d00b860$6601a8c0@raindrops>
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An issue that came up with one of the tests is what mime type/suffix should
be used?  If the test suite includes MathML, then the test is not legal HTML
and must be served as XHTML.  Since there seems to be a consensus that the
test suites should be strict XHTML where possible, should the files that are
strict XHTML have the suffix .xhtml instead of .html?  This will mean that
they will be served as 'application/xhtml+xml'.

At the risk of igniting a flame war, I should mention that serving non-HTML
pages raises some problems with a very commonly used browser.  These
problems can be gotten around via some tricks.  Since our company has had to
deal with this problem when serving up pages that include MathML, we've
written up a discussion on what is needed for serving pages that contain
MathML.  This is a specific case of serving XHTML.  See
for more information.

Neil Soiffer                     email: neils@dessci.com
Senior Scientist                 phone: 562-433-0685
Design Science, Inc.             http://www.dessci.com
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