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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:37:31 -0800
Cc: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <6C82AB28-332F-447A-BA22-717FE0B59BF2@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Feb 21, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> It seems to be it should be confirming to serve content that uses  
>> one or
>> more "other applicable specifications" extensions. Is that consistent
>> with what the MIME registration says? If not, we'd better fix it,  
>> or not
>> only @profile but also RDFa and Microdata will be nonconforming to  
>> send
>> in text/html. I assume this is not what we want.
> HTML5 explicitly allows you to use such specifications, and the
> registration defers to HTML5, so I think we're covered.

So someone could, if they wanted to, makes an extension spec which  
restores every feature from all three of the HTML4.01 DTDs to  
conforming status, if they cared to. (Not that I expect anyone to  
actually go to that level of effort.)

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