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

From: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 20:41:44 +0200
Message-ID: <482D35918D88499BAD7B08DEDA7A016A@IBM42F76C011DF>
Removing @rev is harmful for Lynx because that is how it decides who the
author is.

   At any time while viewing documents within Lynx, you may use the 'c'
   command to send a mail message to the owner of the current document if
   the author of the document has specified ownership. (Note to authors:
   if you want to assign the ownership to your document, you need to add
   into HEAD section a LINK element with appropriate value for REV
   attribute. Two values are recognized: owner and made (these are case
   insensitive). For example,
<HEAD>
    ...
    <LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:user at somedomain.com">
    ...
<HEAD>

(Attn. lynx-dev: that should be a closing tag!).

(http://lynx.isc.org/lynx2.8.6/lynx2-8-6/lynx_help/Lynx_users_guide.html#Mai
l)



-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:38 AM
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann
Cc: L. David Baron; whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML

On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * L. David Baron wrote:
> >My dismissal of XHTML is that the designers of XHTML and related
> >standards are repeatedly introducing more and more incompatibility
> >between XHTML and HTML, which makes it progressively harder for
> >authors to transition to XHTML (particularly to do so gradually on a
> >large site).
> 
> Out of curiosity, do you dismiss "HTML5" on the same grounds? As an
> example, http://www.bjoernsworld.de/suchmaschinen/robots-txt.html is
> as close as it comes to a proper HTML document, but to turn it into
> a HTML5 document I would need to make many non-trivial changes, e.g.
> find replacements for
> 
>   * <link rev>

We removed rev="" because it was only used correctly for one thing 
(rev=made) and was misused a _lot_, and the number of people using 
rel=author was comparable (I forget the exact numbers).
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