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

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 04:00:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=785





------- Comment #19 from dean@55.co.nz  2007-09-27 04:00 -------
(In reply to comment #18)
> (In reply to comment #17)
> 
> > XHTML SHOULD not be served as text/html and the validator is wrong to do so,
> > and misleads people when it validates such a page. 
> 
> Reference please? All I have is
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#media
> [[ XHTML Documents which follow the guidelines set forth in Appendix C, "HTML
> Compatibility Guidelines" may be labeled with the Internet Media Type
> "text/html" [RFC2854], as they are compatible with most HTML browsers. ]]
> 
> And how is this on topic?
> 

Ref: http://webkit.org/blog/?p=68

Well if the W3C would stop misleading everyone with the appendix C circus and
start helping people to use XHTML properly we wouldn't be having this
conversation and this bug would not exist. The fact is you can't use XHTML on
the web today with out using server-side content negotiation.

I'm trying to help the W3C promote and encourage the proper use of XHTML on the
web, please be more open to input from the public. The fact that this error
with the validator has been around for 5 years makes me wonder if the W3C has a
problem listening to the advise of industry experts. 


Thanks,
Dean  
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2007 04:01:06 UTC

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