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RE: Re-registration of text/html

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 04:40:01 -0800
To: "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: "julian.reschke@gmx.de" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D23D6B9E57D654429A9AB6918CACEAA97CA60BA5BD@NAMBX02.corp.adobe.com>
hsivonen@iki.fi wrote:
>I believe it's more productive to discuss how content labeled as text/html must be processed by new software and how 
>authors should use the text/html label is new authoring than to discuss what content labeled as text/html "is".
>New software must process text/html content according to HTML5 (until HTML5 is superseded in the future by a newer backwards-compatible spec >at which point then-new software must process text/html content according to that spec instead).

Do you mean ALL software that processes such content or only UA's?  

I ask because this goes to the related discussion in the "what's the language of the document" thread where there seems to be a clear division on whether servers that serve up HTML(5) are also required to process it according to the same rules or (to quote Ian) " Servers are free to use whatever mechanisms and conventions they want to get whatever effects they want on their end".

Perhaps a common solution would address both?


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