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Re: Processing Instructions, not Magic Comments

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 01:52:36 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0107020134510.30622-100000@info.q2.net>
On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Arjun Ray wrote:
> 
>> A URL with a concise statement of the problem, and possibly a
>> discussion of the approaches, would help.
> 
> One of the more recent threads on the subject is:
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-talk/2001MayJun/thread.html#0

Not the shortest thread around...;)

> Here is a summary:
>    http://damowmow.com/mozilla/xhtml-in-uas.xhtml

Ah!  Much better!  Thank you.

> If you have any comments, additions, or questions I strongly
> recommend that you mail them to me (ian@hixie.ch) and ask that you
> cc this mailing list (www-talk@w3.org). Thanks.

The crux seems to be this:

: People have proposed several ideas to make XML-aware UAs treat
: documents sent as text/html as text/xml.

Would this be an equivalent problem statement?

| Given a text/html entity, how might a suitably capable user-agent 
| determine unambiguously/reliably that it would be correct to apply
| an XML parser to the contents? 

(Where "would be correct" means that such is in fact the intent of the
content provider.)


Arjun
Received on Monday, 2 July 2001 01:37:16 GMT

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