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

ryan king ryan at theryanking.com
Thu Mar 8 22:24:20 PST 2007

On Mar 7, 2007, at 7:09 AM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:

> ...
> Amen.
> It's really amusing to see people continuing to trot out
> matter-of-fact statements dismissing XHTML. Those statements seem
> to fall into two basic types that can be paraphrased as either:
>   - The only people who author documents in XHTML are naive
>     developers/designers who do it just because they have been
>     mislead into thinking that it's the cool/right thing to do.
>   - The only people who user/serve-up XHTML are pedants who are
>     out of touch with browser/implementation realities.
> It seems to me that those who make such statements either:
>   - are unaware of any useful things that can be done with
>     documents other than just displaying them in browsers -- or
>     about how having those as well-formed XML can potentially make
>     it easier to process them
>   - have an agenda that makes them (consciously or unconsciously)
>     want to dissuade others from using XHTML/XML (and XSLT, etc.)
>     and to instead use alternatives (whatever alternatives they
>     happen to personally be promoting)

Or they realize that even those who (1) know what they're doing and  
(2) care, still get things wrong:



PS - my homepage is invalid, too: http://validator.w3.org/check? 

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