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

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:09:50 +0900
Message-Id: <7CA4AA46-80D6-4666-8D7A-958A9C622117@w3.org>
Cc: Sierk Bornemann <sierkb@gmx.de>, "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Apr 24, 2007, at 19:46 , Sam Ruby wrote:
> By not positively asserting that it accepts XHTML, it is  
> pedantically applying a rule in a way that penalizes those that are  
> attempting to do the right thing in the face of indifference and  
> inaction by the vendor of the dominant browser.

Calling the application of the rule "pedantic" is rather disingenuous.
I agree with you on the fact that validator should send accept  
headers (see [1]), but it doesn't change the fact that serving XHTML  
1.1 as text/html, in *any* circumstance, is wrong. If one wants text/ 
html, there's XHTML 1.0 with HTML compat guidelines

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