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

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:17:19 +0000
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E2B60075-C71B-40D3-B237-D335F990BC5A@dorward.me.uk>
To: Cecil Ward <cecil@cecilward.com>
On 1 Mar 2010, at 13:18, Cecil Ward wrote:
> but are you guys aware of whether the above is set in stone now for XHTML5?

Nothing is really set in stone until it becomes a recommendation. 

> This seems an unfortunate "must", as requiring XHTML users to reformat
> content and serve it selectively from servers (rather than just being able
> to use an XHTML 1.0-BC style mechanism with only http headers changing
> according to UA capabilities) seems a real pity, a hassle with no real
> benefit.

That still does more harm then good. 

> If it is not yet set in stone, can mere mortals express their vote? How?

Join the working group. http://www.w3.org/html/wg/

> I assume that if you always use only UTF8 then it's a non-issue anyway, as
> no declaration is the reqd as it's the default. Is that right?

Oh, would that be so simple.


David Dorward
Received on Monday, 1 March 2010 14:17:58 UTC

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