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Re: XHTML 1.1 as text/html

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:02:57 -0400
Message-ID: <4630B111.30105@intertwingly.net>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> 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.

This approach will be impractical with html5.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:04:07 GMT

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