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Re: XHTML 1.1 as text/html

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 15:37:50 +0100
To: "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070426143750.GA15345@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:02:57AM -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
> >It's ok to use any MIME type for which XML processing is defined, such 
> >as application/xml or even vendor specific MIME types.  The validator 
> >should reject unknown MIME types (I think it does).  But known MIME 
> >types that that have no XML processing requirements, like text/html, 
> >should not be used and an error should be issued.

> This approach will be impractical with html5.

Let's not chicken count. The WHATWG work isn't finished yet. The HTML
working group hasn't decided that they are going to work towards HTML
5 yet. The WHATWG work hasn't been adopted by the HTML working group
yet. There is a discussion taking place where a number of people are
disagreeing with the idea of the working group doing so. If we assume
that the working group DOES take the WHATWG work as a starting point,
then there's still no certainty that its going to stick with the
current idea to removing any label that identifies what specification
the document is supposed to conform to.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:37:53 UTC

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