[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Nov 30 12:21:13 PST 2006
Michel Fortin wrote:
> What is really important is that authors understand better that HTML
> must be served as text/html and that XHTML must be served with an xml
> media type. If the validator enforce that, then I think it'll be
That's only plausible if
1. All browsers that accept XHTML served as text/html accept XHTML
served as application/xhtml+xml.
2. Document authors can control the MIME types their documents are
Neither is true today. Neither is likely to be true within the next
couple of years, probably longer. They should be true by all means, but
Given that fact of the installed base, I cannot accept that it is wrong
to serve XHTML as text/html, and I'm afraid any effort that depends
critically on that happening is doomed.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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