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RE: Is this legal XHTML 1.1?

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:15:23 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Ian Hickson wrote:

> > But what about a valid XHTML 1.1 document that displays fine even
> > in Netscape 4?
> 
> Since no valid XHTML 1.1 document could ever be sent as text/html, 
> that will never happen.

???  Say you have a valid XHTML 1.1 document.  You can *prove* it's
valid -- by running it through a validator.  Now you decide to "publish"
it, and because the majority of UAs out there are IEx + some Netscape
4's (and you don't want to mess with UA sniffing), you serve it as
text/html from your web server.  And lo and behold, it displays fine in
Netscape 4.  So what do you mean, "that will never happen"?  

Content negotiation != content model.


/Jelks
Received on Friday, 13 December 2002 12:15:40 GMT

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