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Re: Cannot render MathML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 12:06:18 -0600
Message-ID: <3A7AF71A.74F371D8@w3.org>
To: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
CC: ian@hixie.ch, mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org, www-talk@w3.org
"William F. Hammond" wrote:
[...]
> So an xml-aware browsing client should:
> 
>   1.  Look for the first document instance tag as described above.
>   2.  If that matches exactly the string '<html xmlns="', then the
>       xml parser should be called.

yes, this is the way I think it should be done.

For editing tools, I think there's a little bit more to
it; see also:

silent recovery from errors considered harmful
From: Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Date: Mon, Aug 28 2000 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-amaya/2000JulSep/0237.html

> This is hardly "sniffing".
> 
> And it's not a big performance hit.
> 
> What better way is there for telling a client that something served as
> "text/html" needs to go through the xml parser when it is given that
> some extant widely distributed clients won't handle xhtml when served
> as "text/xml" whether they are within spec or not.
> 
>                                      -- Bill

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