[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch

Andrew Fedoniouk news at terrainformatica.com
Sun Mar 11 11:35:38 PDT 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Robert Brodrecht
To: Andrew Fedoniouk
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch

>On Mar 10, 2007, at 11:03 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>>It is idealistic because, say, if you will put following in your 
>>AddType foo/bar .html
>If I "AddType application/xhtml+xml .html" to a .htaccess file, it causes 
>browsers to interpret my html as XHTML.

Beg my pardon but did you try to do this on the server hosting 
It should not affect any headers. At least it was so last time I tried to do 
the same.

This is just a demonstration that use of headers is limited.

There are many other ways to deliver HTML content. Only one of them
is using http protocol (so headers).

E.g. access to content by ftp, HTML as a clipboard format in
cut-n-paste operations, DOMElement.setInnerHtml use, etc.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

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