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Re: Regression: validator confusing HTML and XML

From: Sierk Bornemann <sierkb@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:02:29 +0200
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, HadleyG@web-wise-wizard.com
Message-Id: <21AAB67F-F248-4DD6-98DA-E8501C1A786E@gmx.de>
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>


Am 29.08.2008 um 10:07 schrieb Nick Kew:

>
> Someone just emailed me confused as to why Valet rejects
> his page that passes Validator.
>
> A quick look confirms my suspicion that he's illegally
> serving XHTML1.1 as text/html.  And it seems the W3
> validator no longer even complains of that before
> ignoring the response headers and parsing as XML.
> Since his page is valid XML, he gets no hint at all
> that anything is wrong!
>
> I don't know when this happened, since I only keep
> a half an eye on either validator or valet these
> days, but this looks like a serious regression.


As far as I understand, the W3C Markup Validator has changed its  
behaviour from release version 0.8.3 on, with respect to the following  
W3C document:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtmlmime-20080618 , especially the  
chapters
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtmlmime-20080618/#text-html
and
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtmlmime-20080618/#application-xhtml-xml 
  .

See also the notes in the respective recent W3C QA's blog entry on http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/08/markup_validator_updated.html 
  .


Sierk


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