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Re: XHTML 1.0, section C14

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:12:31 -0600
Message-ID: <45685D5F.7040107@aptest.com>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: www-html <www-html@w3.org>, Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>

Okay, okay... I give up.  You are right, I am wrong.  IE is broken and 
everyone uses it, so we are screwed.  There's a shock.  Let's all roll 
over and keep using 1997 technology and hacking around using weird-ass 
abstraction libraries to implement "Web 2.0" (gag-me) on top of 
incompatible underlying implementations rather than attempting to help 
the Internet evolve toward something light-weight, fast, and extensible 
like XML/XHTML.  Tag soup is sooo much better.

Honestly, people.  You all disappoint me.  But you are right - the HTTP 
spec does permit this broken behavior and I did not know that.  In my 
world I always personally ignore */* in the accept header.  Groups like 
the OMA have declared that you cannot use it that way for this very 
reason.  Its silly.  Oh well. 

I will continue to use XHTML 'cause it works well, really it does.  Or 
rather, it works no worse than anything else and it is forward looking.  
You all do whatever you want.  I can sleep at night.

Shane P. McCarron                          Phone: +1 763 786-8160 x120
Managing Director                            Fax: +1 763 786-8180
ApTest Minnesota                            Inet: shane@aptest.com
Received on Saturday, 25 November 2006 15:13:13 UTC

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