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RE: Request for Volunteers: Polyglot spec

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 15:17:37 -0700
To: "'Jonas Sicking'" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002901cad1e9$23116c50$693444f0$@org>
>    The W3C TAG requests there should be in TR space a document
>    which specifies how one can create a set of bits which can
>    be served EITHER as text/html OR as application/xhtml+xml,
>    which will work identically in a browser in both bases.
>    (As Sam does on his web site.)

I think "identically" is probably too strong a requirement.
Perhaps minor differences don't matter.

Personally, I'd suggest "equally well" would be more useful.
Although harder to define, it would mean many more polyglot
documents, even if some practices might result in differences.

If other TAG members agree, perhaps the request to the HTML
working group could be updated.

(don't know why cc was to tag@w3.org instead of www-tag@w3.org).

Larry
Received on Thursday, 1 April 2010 22:18:11 UTC

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