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Re: Is validity the real issue?

From: Michele Diodati <michele.diodati@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 00:29:41 +0100
Message-ID: <2e1e87c0511061529j776a74c3p@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hi Maurizio,

You wrote:

> For my point of view, application/xhtml+xml mime type decrease the
> chance of a page to be rendered: it will be rendered only if prefectly
> well-formed.

Yes, but it would give to web developers a chance to understand
immediately the necessity for valid and well-formed XHTML pages.

I knew in advance that my proposal is a bit paradoxical, because it
tends to raise the threshold of difficulty in producing accessible web
pages nor I thought it could be actually accepted. My intention was,
and is, to bring out the contradiction existing between the effort to
ensure the full validity of millions of web pages, for guideline
respect's sake, and a context in which all those pages are served as
text/html. In such a context, the effort to reach the full code
validity on every page published seems to me as useless as it would be
washing again and again my own hands while working in the mud. A
guideline requesting a content-type of application/xhtml+xml would
eliminate the mud, if nothing else.

Received on Sunday, 6 November 2005 23:29:45 UTC

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