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Re: [VE][html5] XHTML5 content-type value

From: David Oliver <david@doliver.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:57:12 +0100
Message-ID: <4B880B78.80208@doliver.co.uk>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Thanks for the clarification David - have got it sorted now.

The W3C validator still isn't showing it as XHTML5 (whereas other 
validators are), and XHTML5 doesn't appear to be in its dropdown either.

On 26/02/10 13:28, David Dorward wrote:
>
> On 26 Feb 2010, at 11:11, David Oliver wrote:
>
>> Validating http://project-start.doliver.co.uk/
>> Error [html5]: "
>> Line 5, Column 67: Bad value content-type for attribute http-equiv on XHTML element meta.
>>
>> ův="content-type" content="application/xhtml+xml"/>
>> "
>>
>> My document isn't recognised as XHTML5 but, instead, as HTML5.
>
>
> To paraphrase the spec:
>
> "If you use http-equiv="content-type", then it must be text/html and may include a character encoding. You must not use this if you are writing an XML document."
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/semantics.html#attr-meta-http-equiv-content-type
>
> So the error is right, that is a bad value for the element. I don't know if the checker does XHTML5 checking - to test that you could create an HTML5 document that isn't well formed XHTML (e.g. with a<br>  (and not a<br/>  or</br>)) and serve it as application/xhtml+xml.
>
Received on Friday, 26 February 2010 19:12:43 GMT

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