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Re: Near final draft of TAG finding on the Self-Describing Web

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:46:59 -0600
Message-ID: <4970F243.8050507@aptest.com>
To: Mark Baker <mark@coactus.com>
CC: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org

Mark Baker wrote:
  > My concern is with the mention of the application/xml media type
> there, which I feel inappropriate because RFC 3023 doesn't license,
> for example, that an XHTML document delivered as application/xml is
> intended to evoke XHTML semantics.

I agree with this concern.  We have actually removed application/xml 
from recent drafts of the XHTML Media Types document [1] because we feel 
discussing it as a viable XHTML media type is misleading - in particular 
because the follow-your-nose story for it is muddled.

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Drafts#xhtml-media-types

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