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

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Mar 7 16:26:01 PST 2007

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> While I totally agree that browser sniffing isn't a way to go, I must say  
>> that Accept headers cannot be used to resolve this because MSIE claims to  
>> support */* in the Accept header that it sends.
> That's not really true. See:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2006Nov/0044.html
> and
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2006Nov/0050.html

Problem is safari will handle application/xhtml+xml but seems to be 
sending */* so the claim that we should only send application/xhtml+xml 
to browsers that explicitly request that type is problematic.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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