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Re: Is validity the real issue?

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 23:23:06 +0000
Message-ID: <e2a28a920511061523l111f2d6dp@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Cc: michele@diodati.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

On 06/11/05, Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it> wrote:
<blockquote>
At the moment, a lot of pages won't be rendered. So I can't understand
how this would help accessibility. At the opposite, I'm evaluating the
idea that wcag 2.0 should reccomend to use text/html mime type (and
backward compatibility guidelines of Apendix C) for any page whose you
are unsure you can grant the present and future validity. You should
only use application/xhtml+xml mime type when you're absolutely sure
that nothing can go wrong. That's rarely the case.
</blockquote>

The MIME type given to XHTML documents is outside of WAI's remit. If
an XHTML document isn't rendered because it's not well-formed but
using the correct MIME type, no one gets the document. And no
developer is going to be happy with a document that no one can access,
so developers would certainly ensure they are free of errors.

Best regards,

Gez

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