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Re: text/html for xml extensions of XHTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 22:50:42 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: <mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0106152246200.1072-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, William F. Hammond wrote:
>>
>> Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 05:04:45 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
>
> The specific issue in this sub-thread:  What is the reason for a user
> agent's policy-level refusal to parse as xml, rather than as tag soup,
> an http object served as text/html upon finding an xml declaration at
> the body origin.

http://www.damowmow.com/mozilla/html-not-xml.html


>> In addition, there are several reasons why this is a bad idea in
>> the first place:
>> [...]
>> D. The Content-Type HTTP header is supposed to be the final word on
>>    how to handle a data stream.
>
> The HTTP Content-Type header is the only means available to the user
> for deciding whether to give the HTTP object to an external application.

That too.


> "text/xml" is simply too general to be sensible for internal handling by
> unified http/html user agents.

I don't understand what that sentence means.

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