Re: [ANN] Beta test of the W3C Markup Validator (0.8.0 beta 1)

Hi Sierk,

On Apr 24, 2007, at 19:33 , Sierk Bornemann wrote:
> I want to use XHTML 1.1, and I want to serve the apropriate MIME  
> type to all browsers, which do suffice these standards requirements  
> and who support this MIME type.

Yes, I know the technique, but really, there is no point in using  
XHTML 1.1 if you're going to conditionally serve as text/html. Why  
not just use XHTML 1.0 and follow HTML compatibility guidelines?
> My question is: why doesn't the validator catch that MIME type,  
> that is served as "text/html" but re-written to "application/xhtml 
> +xml"? I must assume, that the current validator 0.8 beta doesn't  
> send an Accept-Header, so that the Rewrite-Rule has no chance to work.

Right. This is under discussion here:

> If I am right, why doesn't validator 0.8 beta send an Accept- 
> Header, and would'nt it be better to do so?

I am among those who think it should. Others disagreed. That's why  
there is a discussion over on the bugzilla. I encourage you to  
participate if you have new arguments for that debate.


Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 11:01:31 UTC