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

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Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:09:52 +0000
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------- Comment #9 from patomas@hotmail.com  2007-04-20 09:09 -------

(In reply to comment #8)
> (In reply to comment #7)
> ...
> > Note: I'm *not* expecting the validator at this point to support HTML5.  I was,
> > however, expecting it to support XML.
> It supports documents written in xml-based languages, provided they are
> properly served as XML and that they declare something to validate against...

How is it possible to validate a document properly served if the validator does
not have such option available?

Or, do you expect that all the pages made with xhtml should be served with
application/xhtml+xml with out detecting if the browser can or can not manage
such a thing?

If this is what you propose as a solution, it is a very bad idea, first,
because obviously it makes a lot of sites worst than invisible for the majority
of the users for already mentioned and well know behaviours of Explorer.
Second, because it contradicts the accesibility guidelines and it's core
essence, make sites usable and accesible for every one or as many people as

This is something that has to be solved properly since it a bug and it has been
around for quite some time and is a major flaw from my point of view for the
validator and it's team.

Yo have done a very nice work and a pice of art with this tool, but this kind
of spots are still things to work on.

Bye, and keep the good work.
Received on Friday, 20 April 2007 09:10:13 UTC

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