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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata (was: The failure of Appendix C as a transition technique)

From: David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:07:57 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWM5Tx3v=nDLXBLzus6k0o=VkvV8H3d+ccOdxehr4fiiaxg_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:35 AM, "Martin J. Dürst"
<duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:
> On 2013/02/22 18:45, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM, "Martin J. Dürst"
>> <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>  wrote:
>>>
>>> In that scenario, how would you get a browser to display any format with
>>> such a magic number,... as plain text? Many formats, HTML and XHTML
>>> included, are at the same time plain text.
>>
>>
>> Presumably that's why<plaintext>  was invented before HTTP/1.0 made
>> the whole system brittle with MIME types. It still works. And in fact,
>> to this day browsers display text/plain as an HTML document with the
>> tokenizer set to the PLAINTEXT state. That's even standardized:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#read-text
>
>
> Hello Anne, Robin, others,
>
> When I go to that part of that spec, I count 15 links in the first paragraph
> alone, and the text reads as if I'd not be able to interpret the text
> without looking up the majority of these links (and then maybe other links
> from there). That might be fine if I had to implement this, but I just want
> to understand what it is all about. I also tried to search "<plaintext>",
> but the '<' and '>' get removed.
>
>
>> (And
>> observable, e.g. http://annevankesteren.com/robots.txt in Firefox, but
>> you can also poke at the DOM of an<iframe>  displaying a text/plain
>> document and style it similarly in other browsers.)
>
>
> The style looks nice, but I still have no idea how you did it. A pointer to
> a simple explanation would be appreciated.

Link: <dark.css>;rel=stylesheet

> Regards,   Martin.
>
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