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Re: text/html for xml extensions of XHTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 16:51:07 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
cc: <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, <hammond@csc.albany.edu>, <mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0105021650080.1004-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Wed, 2 May 2001, Robert Miner wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> > But you can already do that. That's no problem, and works fine with
> > sending all text/html through HTML parsers. What people are arguing is
> > that text/html should be sent through _XML_ parsers on modern UAs, so that
> > namespaces can be processed... which immediately means that the document
> > would not work on older browsers, so the argument falls apart.
>
> I presume you already know I disagree with this, but I feel obliged to
> correct this misapprehension at every instance.  I don't want to send
> HTML to XML parsers -- I only want XML ***incorrectly identified with
> the MIME type text/html due to circumstances beyond the authors
> control*** to be sent to XML parsers.

Would you also like PNGs incorrectly identified with the MIME type
text/html due to circumstances beyond the authors control to be sent to
PNG decoders?

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