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[whatwg] Seperation of Content and Interface

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 00:42:47 +1000
Message-ID: <4124BC67.7090206@iinet.net.au>
Jim Ley wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 23:09:20 +1000, Lachlan Hunt
> <lachlan.hunt at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>3. giving the following error when served XHTML 1.1 as application/xml:
> 
> GOOD! I absolutely do not believe a browser should attempt to render
> application/xml.

Why not?  It's been defined as an acceptable MIME type for XHTML, and 
is, along with text/xml, the only registered type for any generic XML 
document.

> (it's also been fixed AIUI)

What exactly has been fixed?

>>They're just the ones I know about, I'm sure there would be many more.
>>IE certainly does not support XHTML; it doesn't even fully support
>>HTML4.  It has only ever supported tag soup.
> 
> Indeed, it shows how much better a tag-soup renderer is than Mozilla
> in XHTML mode (Mozilla's tag-soup mode shows it to of course!)

What?  The fact that it doesn't support HTML or XHTML at all, is your 
reason for saying that it's better than a compliant XHTML UA?  That 
makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.  Seriously, take a look at my site 
in IE, and then tell me you still think IE is better at rendering, 
compared with Mozilla and Opera!

-- 
Lachlan Hunt

http://www.lachy.id.au/
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2004 07:42:47 UTC

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