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Re: Validator doesn't send HTTP_ACCEPT headers, "Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type" warning is incorrect.

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:02:14 +0100
Message-Id: <557B2A91-861B-48C4-943E-9028576AEE5E@dorward.me.uk>
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

On 1 Aug 2007, at 11:28, Sierk Bornemann wrote:
>> Internet Explorer 6/7 is happy with "application/xhtml+xml" as  
>> long as
>> the URL ends in ".html". Some people just never get it.

> I doubt the trouth of that.

Sadly, its true. For certain content-types (I don't /think/ it is all  
of the, but it could be), Internet Explorer will decide how to handle  
a file based on what looks like a file extension from the URI instead  
of the content-type. It is really sick and broken, and one bug that I  
would really rather avoid exploiting (especially since IE isn't the  
only client out that which can't handle XHTML).

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:02:45 UTC

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