[whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML
leons.petrazickis at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 08:23:00 PST 2007
On 3/9/07, ryan king <ryan at theryanking.com> wrote:
> 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?
Though Michael's homepage is invalid, it remains well-formed. Michael
is arguing for the inhert value of XML well-formedness, not validity.
In my experience, most generic XML tools only care about
well-formedness. Schemas, DTDs, and RelaxNGs are rarely consulted.
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