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HTML Validator HTTP Accept

From: Aristotelis Mikropoulos <amikrop@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 06:43:37 +0200
Message-ID: <47ceec760812092043h5d7ba948keb8684bc6aa0a743@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Greetings.

I would like to express my opinion about an HTML Validator matter.
I believe that when it attempts to check the validity of a webpage, after
the user
has provided it the webpage's URL, the Validator should sent an "HTTP
Accept"
header to the server that hosts the webpage, which header will contain the
"application/xhtml+xml" MIME Type, in order to let the server know that it
also accepts
such a content type. Such a thing, would make the life of many web
developers who
use XHTML 1.1, easier, as this HTML dialect can only be served with the MIME
Type
mentioned above.
Thank you a lot, for your time.

Yours sincerely,
Aristotelis Mikropoulos

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