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Re: User customization using a style sheet switcher and server side scripts.

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 22:15:13 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200311052215.hA5MFEV11712@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> XHTML 1.0 Strict with a MIME type of text/html. I'm not a huge fan of

I hope this is XHTML 1.0 Strict with Appendix C restrictions.  Even
then, you are not supplying valid markup to the browser - Appendix C
relies are particular error handling characteristics.  I am pretty
sure that you cannot get beyond level A compliance by serving XHTML
with a text/html media type.

> content negotiation, but until user agents catch up, I have no choice.

They are not going to catch up in the foreseeable future as IE is no
longer being developed, although it remains the dominant browser.
(See www-html@w3.org for statements about the development status
from a member of the IE for Mac team.)

There is no valid reason, as far as I can see, for going beyond
HTML 4.01 Strict unless you have an application that uses multiple
namespaces (and targetting a limited community on specialist 
browsers).
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 17:33:24 GMT

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