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Re: XHTML 1.1 as text/html

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:50:14 +1000
Message-ID: <46302F86.6060309@lachy.id.au>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>

Shane McCarron wrote:
> Personally, I feel the validator should not raise an error if the 
> content type differs.  For example, the OMA use a different media type

The OMA aren't the most sensible group, they're not really a good source 
of examples of what should and should not be done.

> for what is in essence the same markup language as XHTML Basic 1.1.  And 
> that should be okay.

It's ok to use any MIME type for which XML processing is defined, such 
as application/xml or even vendor specific MIME types.  The validator 
should reject unknown MIME types (I think it does).  But known MIME 
types that that have no XML processing requirements, like text/html, 
should not be used and an error should be issued.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 04:50:27 GMT

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