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[Bug 8154] New: Make it clear that serving polyglot documents as text/html is OK

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Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 04:05:51 +0000
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           Summary: Make it clear that serving polyglot documents as
                    text/html is OK
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: rubys@intertwingly.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

>From the current draft: "XML documents that use elements or attributes from the
HTML namespace and that are served over the wire (e.g. by HTTP) must be sent
using an XML MIME type such as application/xml or application/xhtml+xml and
must not be served as text/html. [RFC3023]"

This makes it appear that serving polyglot documents as text/html is not
allowed.  I don't believe that's the intent.  Perhaps the sentence should be
struck.  Perhaps the intent it so reinforce the idea that comforming HTML5 user
agents will process polyglot documents which are served as text/html by HTML5
parsing rules as opposed to XML parsing rules.  Either way, this needs to be

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