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Re: Promotion of XHTML

From: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 17:19:46 -0500
Message-ID: <3E10C682.2010901@cherokeescouting.org>
To: John Lewis <lewi0371@mrs.umn.edu>
CC: www-html@w3.org
John Lewis wrote:

>Peter wrote on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 11:47:23 AM:
>>Which leads me to believe that text/html is correct for XHTML
>>documents when used as HTML for web sites.
>That's true if it's HTML-compatible XHTML 1.0, but not (for example)
>XHTML 1.1 or normal XHTML 1.0. The original point was, for those
>documents NOT served as text/html, Win IE chokes. The reason is, of
>course, that Win IE only supports HTML, not XHTML. It can handle
>HTML-compatible XHTML 1.0 *because* it's HTML-compatible. Win IE has
>no actual XHTML support--just HTML support. Hopefully a future version
>will support XHTML.
For an example, try opening the page in my signature.  IE will want to 
save it to disk.  An XHTML-compatible browser such as Mozilla will show 
it fine.  It is properly served as application/xhtml+xml since it is 
XHTML 1.1.

Brant Langer Gurganus

Received on Monday, 30 December 2002 17:20:27 UTC

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