[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Mon Dec 4 11:16:54 PST 2006

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> What you keep missing is, it's not just about browsers. Not all clients 
> are classic web browsers. The same documents are sent to many different 
> kinds of clients that do many different things. I need to pass 
> well-formed XML to my non-browser tools, and readable HTML to classic 
> browsers.
> That means I have to send text/html to browsers (because that's the only 
> thing they understand) and let my clients ignore that hint.

Isn't this what the "Accept:" header is for?

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