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[Bug 14565] Chain of normative statements connecting MIME type to HTML vs. XHTML is broken or unobvious

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--- Comment #5 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-10-27 20:22:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> >  * A normative requirement that says which parser must be used for which input
> > MIME types.
> 
> For text/html, this is now done (by fixing a bogus requirement that was
> attempting to do this before).

OK.

> For XML, it's done in the context of navigation.

Where? I tried following reverse links for XML MIME type but didn't find a
navigation-related fetch result dispatched on XML MIME type.

> I've added a few paragraphs defining these, but it's not very satisfactory. 

Thanks.

> Instead, the spec specifies (in the text/html definition) that the act of using
> the text/html label declares that the resource is HTML. Is that sufficient?

Yes, thanks. The problems around polyglot, non-conforming streams, etc., are
why I said left as an exercise to the editor. :-)

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