[whatwg] Re: OT: (X)HTML and design of site

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Tue Jul 20 05:15:10 PDT 2004

Pete Harlow writes:
> I wrote www.catnip.co.uk in validated XHTML 1.0 served text/html, and as 
> far as I know it renders OK in most browsers.

If nothing else, if you decide to serve that as application/xhtml+xml, 
you'll discover that the <script> doesn't function any more, because you've 
commented it out. 

If you want it to work as both text/html and application/xhtml+xml, you need 
to use: 

<script type="text/javascript">

(see http://hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml for more detail) 

Alternatively, if you don't care about ever sending it using the right MIME 
type, why bother writing it as XHTML? 


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