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Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 18:43:53 -0800
Message-ID: <001b01c412dc$2db861e0$6401a8c0@DAVIS1>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Ok, my misunderstanding. The existing text sounds like if I use XHTML, that it
won't work in some browsers. It sounds the situation is: I can use XHTML, and
the browsers will all handle it, I just have to fib a bit and say that it is
plain html. I'd recommend making the text a bit plainer; if I misunderstood it,
others will.

Mark
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
To: <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>; <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Thu, 2004 Mar 25 18:16
Subject: Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS


> On Thursday, March 25, 2004, 5:13:40 PM, jcowan wrote:
>
>
> jrc> Mark Davis scripsit:
>
> >> a.. We recommend the use of XHTML wherever possible; and if you serve XHTML
as
> >> text/html we assume that you are conforming to the compatibility guidelines
in
> >> Appendix C of the XHTML 1.0 specification.
> >>
> >> a.. We recognize that XHTML served as XML is still not widely supported,
and
> >> that therefore many XHTML 1.0 pages will be served as text/html.
> >>
> >> Isn't this a pretty counter-productive recommendation; it sounds like you
are
> >> saying: "we recommend that you use something that won't work on the vast
> >> majority of your users browsers"?
>
> jrc> No.  What it says is:  a) use XHTML for authoring; b) use the
compatibility
> jrc> recommendations; c) label it as text/html.
>
> Or, better
>
> c) serve it as application/xhtml+xmlto those user agents that say they
> can support it,and as text/html for the legacy ones that don't.
>
> Same content, but the more modern browsers go straight into standards
> mode more reliably, get the xml dom, reliable CSS, and so forth.
>
>
> -- 
>  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
>  Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
>  Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
>
>
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