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Re: .html and nothing else

From: Shane P. McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 14:48:12 -0500
Message-ID: <39D3A07C.51E011C5@aptest.com>
To: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Bertilo Wennergren wrote:
> As far as I know there is no defined extension for HTML (irrespective
> of version number). Extensions should be completely irrelevant when
> files are served through http. There is no difference between HTML
> and XHTML here, as far as I know.
> An XHTML document might very well be served through an address using
> an "asp" extension, or an "cgi" extension, etc.

Of course.  My point was really that the media type for XHTML files
should continue to be text/html, and the way to ensure that this is
mapped correctly in most HTTP servers is to use the suffix .html.  Sorry
for the confusion.
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