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Re: HTML or XHTML - why do you use it?

From: Nick Boalch <nick@fof.durge.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 18:33:31 +0000
Message-ID: <3E19CBFB.6020308@fof.durge.org>
To: www-html@w3.org

Devon Y. wrote:

>> Some [1] would argue that there is no point in working in XHTML until 
>> it can reliably be interpreted when delivered as text/xml. www-talk 
>> has seen lengthy discussion on this issue.
>  As far as I know, it's reliably interpreted by user agents' that 
> support it.

Indeed. However, this appears currently to mean Gecko-based browsers and 
recent versions of Opera, a relatively small proportion of the total.

>> [1] <URL: http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml>, for example.
> Think I've read this before. It only talks about why one shouldn't send 
> XHTML as text/html, right?

More or less. It's conclusion is that XHTML delivered as text/html is 
broken and XHTML delivered as text/xml is risky, so authors intending 
their work for public consumption should stick to HTML 4.01.


Nick Boalch                          <URL:http://users.durge.org/~nick/>
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