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[Bug 785] validator does not supply reasonable Accept header by default

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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 01:57:13 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=785


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------- Comment #5 from rubys@intertwingly.net  2007-04-19 01:57 -------
I don't think that forwarding on the Accept headers is a good idea.  Having
Opera users reporting that a page is valid when IE users see errors (or vice
versa) would be very confusing.

That being said, the beta validator does have specific MIME types it supports
(try validating a page served as text/plain), and it should provide this
information to the server.  Or at least provide an option to provide the
information.

Many people conditionally serve XHTML with the application/xhtml+xml mime type
as there are browsers (most notably Lynx and IE) which do not support this MIME
type.
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