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Re: XHTML 1.0 Content-Negotiation

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:58:55 +0300
Message-Id: <a7abcbd4f698f6718305a9b235b67121@iki.fi>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org
To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>

On Aug 19, 2005, at 13:46, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:

> Depending on the feedback I get, I'll update
> http://www.w3.org/2003/01/xhtml-mimetype/content-negotiation
> accordingly.

I think the first and foremost problem with that document is that it 
fails to establish a practical motivation for serving XHTML 1.0 using 
different Content-Types to different browsers. If the page being served 
only contains XHTML 1.0 and is displayed adequately in IE when served 
as text/html, what is the practical benefit of doing content 
negotiation (or using XHTML for that matter)? If you can demonstrate 
benefits, do they outweigh the disadvantages?

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Friday, 19 August 2005 12:59:15 GMT

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