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Re: Feature Request: Send Accept header

From: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:33:05 +0100
To: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0007@earth.li>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200303281033.06026.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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Hi Tim,

Am Donnerstag, 27. März 2003 19:44 schrieb Tim Bagot:
> At 2003-03-27T09:25+0100, Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:-
> > I want the validator to have an option to send a specific Accept
> > header to the server site that is going to be validated. Thus it is
> > not possible to validate negotiated content. (e.g. try validating
> > http://www.itcqis.com/ will validate the HTML 4.01 version, though
> > mozilla will retrieve the XHTML 1.1 version).
> Why can't you just ask the validator to validate e.g.
> <http://www.itcqis.com/start.de.xhtml>? Seems easier than setting an
> Accept header (and indeed Accept-Language).
I could do.
I don't use the validator at all. I use Ant and Xerces to validate my XHTML, 
and I'm always pretty convinced my transformed HTML4 is valid, too, but to be 
sure I use htmltidy, which also has some other advantages.

The servers negotiating content are configured to send HTML4 as text/html per 
default and only send XHTML1.1 as application/xhtml+xml if the user agent 
prefers that over text/html (which, e.g., Mozilla does).

When someone now validates one of my websites using the W3C Validator, he / 
she will think the site is old HTML 4, which I don't like because the site is 
XHTML 1.1 and HTML 4 is only there for backwards compatibility with antique 
browsers like Internet Explorer.

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