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Re: XHTML 1.0 served as text/html

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 16:19:31 -0800
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, david@djwhome.demon.co.uk, jkorpela@cs.tut.fi, karl@w3.org, link@pobox.com, www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061206001931.GA8185@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2006-12-06 09:05 +0900, olivier Thereaux wrote:
> Serving XHTML 1.0 content as text/html is perfectly legit per the  
> XHTML 1.0 specification, and the section 5.1 you quote. There is even  
> an section on how to ensure that content served that way can be  
> interpreted by legacy user-agents.

It's not just legacy user-agents.  It's *all* user-agents, per the
request of the HTML working group in

I'm not sure if this ever made it in to any specifications, other
than the italicized wording added to Appendix C in the second
edition of XHTML 1.0:

# Note that this recommendation does not define how HTML conforming
# user agents should process HTML documents. Nor does it define the
# meaning of the Internet Media Type text/html. For these
# definitions, see [HTML4] and [RFC2854] respectively.
  -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#guidelines


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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