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Re: Section 4: LDPR/non-LDPR formal definitions

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:43:13 -0400
Message-ID: <5151B401.2080708@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp@w3.org
On 3/26/13 10:39 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> You can publish html with all the links broken, and that will still 
>> be correct html. Pages that publish information pointing to broken 
>> links are just a lot less interesting and useful to use, and people 
>> tend not to link to such pages. Just as a road is still a road even 
>> if in a dangerous neighborhood.
> Yes, but the browser will still render the HTML page with broken links 
> if it's served as text/html. It might not do so if it's served as 
> text/plain. 
To be clearer:

text/html will be rendered to a page comprised of broken links.

text/plain might not even be rendered in a manner to produces a page 
with any functional links modulo invocation content sniffing heuristic 
on the part of the browser.



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