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Re: Document error

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 19:44:51 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020131.194451.78711963.mimasa@w3.org>
To: bthomson@europe.ea.com, CMorgan@europe.ea.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
"Thomson, Brian" <bthomson@europe.ea.com> wrote:

> At the risk of continuing a thread on a non-issue... :-) So why have a
> reference to the entity on a human readable web page?

Having a link doesn't always mean that a linked resource is human
readable.  For example, in the second paragraph of Appendix A,
there is a link to a zip file, but it's not intended to be rendered
on browsers.  Those links in Appendix A make it easier for readers
to get relevant DTDs and entity sets.

Also, "4.1.4. Unrecognized Subtypes" of RFC 2046 [2] says:

   Unrecognized subtypes of "text" should be treated as subtype "plain"
   as long as the MIME implementation knows how to handle the charset.

So even if a browser doesn't understand 'text/xml-external-parsed-entity',
that browser should treat it as 'text/plain' and should be able to
display it (if user wants to do so).

Having said that, upcoming XHTML 1.0 Second Edition would include
those DTDs and entity sets in the spec, for readers' convenience.

[2] http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2046.txt

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2002 05:45:03 UTC

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