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[whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML

From: Leons Petrazickis <leons.petrazickis@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 11:23:00 -0500
Message-ID: <5b04ec2d0703090823la4b63cv8d7571d0c7d4bb7f@mail.gmail.com>
On 3/9/07, ryan king <ryan at theryanking.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 7, 2007, at 7:09 AM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
>
> > ...
> >
> > Amen.
> >
> > It's really amusing to see people continuing to trot out
> > matter-of-fact statements dismissing XHTML. Those statements seem
> > to fall into two basic types that can be paraphrased as either:
> >
> >   - The only people who author documents in XHTML are naive
> >     developers/designers who do it just because they have been
> >     mislead into thinking that it's the cool/right thing to do.
> >
> >   - The only people who user/serve-up XHTML are pedants who are
> >     out of touch with browser/implementation realities.
> >
> > It seems to me that those who make such statements either:
> >
> >   - are unaware of any useful things that can be done with
> >     documents other than just displaying them in browsers -- or
> >     about how having those as well-formed XML can potentially make
> >     it easier to process them
> >
> >   - have an agenda that makes them (consciously or unconsciously)
> >     want to dissuade others from using XHTML/XML (and XSLT, etc.)
> >     and to instead use alternatives (whatever alternatives they
> >     happen to personally be promoting)
>
> Or they realize that even those who (1) know what they're doing and
> (2) care, still get things wrong:
>
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A//people.w3.org/mike/
>
> -ryan
>
> PS - my homepage is invalid, too: http://validator.w3.org/check?
> uri=http%3A//theryanking.com/blog/

Though Michael's homepage is invalid, it remains well-formed. Michael
is arguing for the inhert value of XML well-formedness, not validity.
In my experience, most generic XML tools only care about
well-formedness. Schemas, DTDs, and RelaxNGs are rarely consulted.

--
Leons Petrazickis
http://lpetr.org/blog/
Received on Friday, 9 March 2007 08:23:00 UTC

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