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Re: update "Authoritative Metadata"/ contentTypeOverride-24 based on HTML 5 spec?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:17:47 -0500
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1187637467.29837.880.camel@pav>

On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 20:26 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2007, at 1:51 PM, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> >       * Convince Web publishers to fix incorrectly labelled Web  
> > content
> >         and label it correctly in the future.
> >       * Update the HTTP specification to match widely deployed
> >         conventions captured in the HTML 5 draft.
> >
> > While the second option is unappealing, the first option seems
> > infeasible.
> 
> It isn't infeasible.  It happens immediately after any such page
> fails to render correctly, either in the form of an obvious error
> message or a consistent save-as dialog, when that page is viewed
> by the person authoring or maintaining the website.  The problem
> is not the standard, it is not the algorithm, and it is not HTML.
> The problem is the ridiculously lame excuses that some vendors make
> in the face of the predominant unreliable browser, MSIE, failing
> to note errors when a page is tested.
[...]

While looking for background to add to this draft, I see you argued
that case before.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2006Aug/0029.html

Sorry to make it look like you need to repeat yourself.

FYI, the thread in public-html has some interesting input too.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/thread.html#msg677


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