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RE: Serving XHTML as XML

From: Pawson, David <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:01:07 -0000
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To: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

 

    -----Original Message-----
Jesper Tverskov
    
    Thanks, Julian but I have already dealt with 'Quirks mode' 
    in IE in the article, and it's not a problem:
    
    http://www.smackthemouse.com/xhtmlxml#h29

at which you say,
<quote>When moving to XHTML served as XML, we still serve text/html to Internet Explorer 6.0. It is only natural not to use the XML declaration when XHTML 1.0 Strict is served as text/html. It is not XML.</quote>

What of the encoding issues possibly excluded by the encoding statement?
And if there is any embedded content from another namespace?

Quote from another list this morning... quite relevant.


 http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types/ suggests application/xhtml+xml.


 "[T]he use of 'text/html' SHOULD be limited to HTML-compatible XHTML
  1.0 documents."

The discussion of HTML-compatible XHTML refers to the guidelines in XHTML itself 

The discussion also says

 "In particular, 'text/html' is NOT suitable for XHTML Family
  document types that adds elements and attributes from foreign
  namespaces, such as XHTML+MathML [XHTML+MathML]."


regards DaveP

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