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Re: HTML and XML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:05:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4992F73E.7050401@gmx.de>
To: elharo@metalab.unc.edu
CC: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-tag@w3.org

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> If they do they are in violation of the relevant specs.
> I'm not so sure. I'm not aware of any current specs that attempt to 
> prescribe the handling of a byte stream received over HTTP, though 
> certainly HTML 5 seems to think it can prescribe that.
> Regardless though, browsers *and other clients* will do with the byte 
> streams they receive what makes the most sense for them. No spec can 
> prohibit this.

That is true, but then it's also true that in many cases, UAs indeed 
trust the content type header.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 16:06:03 UTC

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