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Re: text/html for xml extensions of XHTML

From: Roger B. Sidje <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 17:53:52 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3AEDD8C6.20A00C58@maths.uq.edu.au>
To: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org
Currently, W3C has a very clear position on this. One of the items in
its "Common User Agent Problems" is that a valid MIME type should take
precedence over anything else (no sniffing of the content, etc), i.e.,
A document served as text/xml -> xml parser
A document served as text/html -> html parser

This is recorded in the Mozilla's bug tracking system:
W3C CUAP: Respect Content-Type HTTP header 

With such a clear position, there hasn't be much motivation at looking at
the bug that I filed, requesting to use the file extension as a clue (it
is also easier to implement).
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2001 03:26:52 UTC

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