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Re: Question about XHTML 2.0 and content type (PR#7880)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@mn.aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:57:54 -0500
Message-Id: <200604051457.k35Evs2F014232@htmlwg.mn.aptest.com>
To: jasper.magick@gmail.com
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org

This sounds like a problem with Google.  As XHTML use expands, it seems likely
Google and others will process the content.   The XML community has requested,
and the HTML Working Group agrees, that XML content should not be ever served
text/html.  Neither XHTML 1.1 nor XHTML 2 can be served with that content type.

> From: magick <jasper.magick@gmail.com>
> To: www-html-editor@w3.org
> Subject: Question about XHTML 2.0 and content type
> Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 21:18:15 -0500
> Message-id: <43E16BE7.3020807@gmail.com>
> X-Archived-At: http://www.w3.org/mid/43E16BE7.3020807@gmail.com
> Will XHTML 2.0 *have* to be sent as "application/xhtml+xml" (or one of 
> the other XML content types) or will it be allowed to be sent as 
> "text/html"?
> The main reason I'm asking this, is because after doing some tests I 
> realized that Google Adsense will not display on any page sending out 
> "application/xhtml+xml" as the content type.  Which would mean loss of 
> revune.
> I'm very interested in using XHTML 2.0 when it is finished and a doctype 
> is made for it, but I'd prefer to use "text/html" if I can.
> So just wondering if the rules will be the same as XHTML 1.0 in which 
> it's allowed for websites to send the document as "text/html" as long as 
> certain compatibility guidelines are followed.  Or if the rules will be 
> the same as XHTML 1.1 in which "text/html" is in violation of the 
> specification, and you can only use "application/xhtml+xml" as the 
> content type.
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