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Re: new TAG issue TagSoupIntegration-54

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:10:00 -0400
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0610260910n101b54bey72934d61bededa25@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org

On 10/26/06, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 00:42 -0400, Mark Baker wrote:
> > I don't understand why this is an issue.  The authoritative metadata
> > finding makes it clear that the media type determines how the document
> > is to be interpreted, and nothing in RFC 2854 (text/html) or the HTML
> > family of specifications suggests that running a text/html document
> > through an XML parser would yield anything which meaningfully
> > represents what the sender was trying to convey.
>
> Perhaps you missed this?
>
> [[
>       In addition, [XHTML1]
>       defines a profile of use of XHTML which is compatible with HTML
>       4.01 and which may also be labeled as text/html.
> ]]
>  -- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2854.txt

Right, I was aware of that, but I meant - and should have said - "an
*arbitrary* text/html document".  Ian's scenario didn't mention
anything about that profile, so I assumed it wasn't in play.

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2006 16:10:16 GMT

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