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Re: Local entities in XHTML

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:14:58 +0000
Cc: W3C HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <82323C5D-C480-43BC-A5EF-8F67A979ECC7@googlemail.com>
To: Yves MARCOUX <Yves.MARCOUX@UMontreal.CA>

On 11 Dec 2007, at 15:30, Yves MARCOUX wrote:

> 1- Don't you think that, if a file is served with a "close enough"  
> type (or extension, for a local file), the browsers should infer  
> from the namespace & DOCTYPE that the file is actually XHTML? My two  
> cents is that it would be a safe inference to make, but maybe I am  
> overseeing something.

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Sep/0024.html> was  
advice from the HTML WG recommending the current behaviour of  
browsers. The email that it quotes gives reasons for detecting whether  
a document is XHTML (and not just conforming XHTML), and concludes  
with asking if they should sniff at all.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:15:17 UTC

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