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Re: Problem with validator and client side Image Map

From: Beton, Richard <richard.beton@roke.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 19:04:40 +0000
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <40311448.3020707@roke.co.uk>

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> <snipped>
>Oh, please. IE 6 does not support XHTML 1.1, period.
What it is specified to support and what it actually empirically 
supports are clearly not the same.

>>but it seems to cope satisfactorily with it all the same.
>The operative word being "seems". Try serving IE 6 a document in a manner
>required by the XHTML 1.1 specification, including the media type, and you
>will see.

Not quite.  It's ok with text/html but fails with 
application/xhtml+xml.  The latter is only strictly /required/ with 
XHTML 2.  It's optional with XHTML 1.0 and preferred (not required) with 
1.1.  It is legitimate to serve XHTML 1.1 using text/html (albeit 
anathema to purists) and thereby get practically useful results, bearing 
in mind how many people have IE6.

Rick :-)

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