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Re: [VE][63] Wrong character in meta element ?

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 15:00:20 GMT
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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David Dorward wrote:

>>>>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>>> This shouldn't be in XHTML files served as text/html
>> Of course it should, see <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_9>.
> And see http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_1 too.

"Some user agents" refer to out-dated browsers such as Netscape 3.x.
There are no up-to-date browsers that render the XML declaration.

> Better yet, avoid XHTML as text/html, it is badly underspecified,

The XHTML specification clearly defines how to create XHTML documents
that can be processed by existing HTML user agents.

> and provides no client side advantages over HTML.

XHTML provides many benefits for content authors.

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