[whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Mar 7 09:01:35 PST 2007

On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:20:29 +0100, Elliotte Harold  
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
>> Personally I'd just give everyone HTML unless they specifically ask for  
>> XML and even then those tools should be capable of handling HTML imo.  
>> After all, it's the exchange format of the web.
> HTML is the exchange format only when there's a human in the loop. HTML  
> is really only suited for exchanging certain basic kinds of narrative  
> documents for eventual display to people, who will do the heavy labor of  
> interpreting them. However, there's a lot more than that on the Web, and  
> those use cases aren't really served by HTML at all, not even XHTML.
> I suspect my definition of "the web" may be broader than yours, and that  
> may be why we disagree.

Well, since your article is about sending XHTML which is essentially the  
same as HTML minus some parsing oddity I don't really get this point.

Anne van Kesteren

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