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[XHTML 1.0 Second Edition] Appendix C is informative, but section 5.1 requires conformance to it

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:27:59 +0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <1143016081.7599.5.camel@cyberman.dorward.me.uk>

Section 5.1 of the XHTML 1.0 Second Edition spec states:

        XHTML Documents which follow the guidelines set forth in
        Appendix C, "HTML Compatibility Guidelines" may be labeled with
        the Internet Media Type "text/html" [RFC2854], as they are
        compatible with most HTML browsers.
This is the only part of the XHTML spec which defines what documents may
be served as text/html (and is normative). However the entire of
Appendix C is *informative* and phrased in non-RFC 2119 language so, as
far as I can tell, doesn't actually make any requirements that need to
be followed.

David Dorward                           <http://dorward.me.uk/>
"Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another."
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