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Re: XHTML2 MIME type

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 09:02:46 -0700 (PDT)
To: Jim Dabell <jim-www-html@jimdabell.com>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0304110845310.17269-100000@tavis.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Jim Dabell wrote:
> Will there be a new MIME type for XHTML2, or are people expecting to use
> application/xhtml+xml?  If there is not going to be an XHTML2-specific MIME
> type, how are servers supposed to distinguish between user-agents that can
> handle XHTML2 and those that cannot (for the purpose of content negotiation
> in particular)?

The same way that they distinguish UAs that can support XHTML that
contains MathML, XHTML that contains SVG, XHTML that contains MathML, SVG
and ChemML, XHTML that only contains ChemML...

There is a rather dire need for a *simple* extension to the HTTP content
negotiation protocol that covers namespace support.

See also: http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1036767231&count=1

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