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Re: RDDL2 Background

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 11:40:40 +0100
Message-ID: <1991755719.20040306114040@w3.org>
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

On Friday, March 5, 2004, 10:15:38 AM, Eric wrote:

EvdV> On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 08:08, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 07:35, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> > Firefox 0.8 tells me that it is using quirks mode for this resource,
>> > which is served as text/html.
>> > 
>> > Interesting to see what happened if it was treated as XML rather than
>> > to-be-fixed-up tagsoup by the browser - eg by serving as
>> > application/xhtml+xml
>> I'll ask if they can do that.

EvdV> It's a static site powered by an old version on IIS and if we switch to
EvdV> application/xhtml+xml the pages can't be displayed in Internet
EvdV> Explorer...

So do as W3C does and serve application/xhtml+xml to those clients that
list this in their accept headers,and text/html to the legacy
browsers that are only able to handle text/html.

EvdV> Welcome to real world :-( !

Thanks, but I was already there.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Saturday, 6 March 2004 05:40:39 UTC

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