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Help Wanted - better wording for a new warning message (mime type/doctype clash)

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 16:34:13 +0900
Message-Id: <137F24EB-CAB4-41F9-81AB-4EB9F54DC5AC@w3.org>
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

Hello.

I've implemented today a little routine checking that a document is  
served in a media type relevant to the document type detected. I  
would appreciate your help in making the error message a little less  
awkward than it is now.

The message currently goes:
[[
     * Incorrect Media Type for the Document Type used

       The document is being served as media type application/xhtml 
+xml, which is not a registered media type for the document type HTML  
2.0.

       You should be using a media type such as text/html. Note that  
using a wrong media type for a certain document type may make the  
validator and other user agents get confused about the nature of the  
document, and you may get some erroneous validation errors.

]]

Suggestions welcome. Also, ideas of links on how to set up servers  
or .htaccess properly to serve documents with the proper mime type  
would be appreciated.


Thanks!
-- 
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Received on Friday, 2 March 2007 07:34:28 GMT

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