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Re: Scripts...

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 18:50:34 -0700
To: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Cc: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, Evelyn Hunter <boots@aloha.net>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020510185034.C12807@glaux.ph.cox.net>
scripsit Ville Skyttä:
> On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 23:47, Liam Quinn wrote:
> > > Um, since we are on the topic of Scripts, and not to diverge, but how on
> > > earth do you get JavaScript passed XHTML?  It wants a "type" and I don't
> > > know what "type will satisfy the validator and not kill the script.  Any
> > > ideas?
> > 
> > type="text/javascript"
> Maybe a nitpick thingy, but I'd rather not recommend using
> "text/javascript" since it is not officially registered in IANA [1].
> "application/x-javascript" would IMHO be a better, more established
> choice, that's what for example Apache sends by default.  See also [2].

How come no one's ever registered a MIME type for JavaScript?

Ville has a very good point here.  I have to admit I've been blindly
following the HTML4 spec on this, but I should not be comfortable
advocating a counterfeit MIME type.

In re www-validator, the Validator shouldn't care so long as the value
of `type' is CDATA, right?  It doesn't care that a value of `href' is
"javascript:B.S." . . .

Might it be a desirable feature to check that `href' has as its value a
valid URI, that `type' has as its value a valid MIME type, or that
`lang'/`xml:lang' have valid language codes?  It wouldn't be an error,
since the DTDs don't specify (except in comments) anything but CDATA,
but a warning might be useful.

Thanasis Kinias
Web Developer, Information Technology
Graduate Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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