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Re: Is validity the real issue?

From: Matt May <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 12:03:19 -0800
Message-Id: <59F6EE6D-BEE9-44E1-9BF3-2972D2EF87F9@bestkungfu.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
To: michele@diodati.org

Hi Michele,

I agree with most of what you've said so far on the subject, but have  
to point out some issues with this:

On Nov 6, 2005, at 1:57 AM, Michele Diodati wrote:
> So, if we think validity is indispensable, a
> solution could be to request, for every web page published, a
> content-type of application/xhtml+xml. In that case, validity is
> actually necessary: no validity no rendering of the page.

Two problems with this:

1) Parsers using this MIME type are instructed to stop processing if  
the content is not well-formed. It doesn't stop for document invalidity.
2) This MIME type is not handled properly by Internet Explorer on  
Windows.

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