Andreas,

You are correct that such a document should NOT be served as XHTML.  However, it also should not be REQUESTED that way.  That's just silly.  Its a pathological case that you should never see in the wild.  What you might see is a case where a client accepts text/html and application/xhtml+xml, and it prefers text/html.  In such a case, the server really ought to return the html version.

Andreas Prilop wrote:
On Mon, 8 Jun 2009, Michael A. Peters wrote:

  
What do you do with
   Accept: application/xhtml+xml; q=0
      
I send the document as xhtml.
    

Why is it always the clueless who want to use XHTML with
application/xhtml+xml ?

  

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