[whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue May 13 11:41:44 PDT 2008
Removing @rev is harmful for Lynx because that is how it decides who the
At any time while viewing documents within Lynx, you may use the 'c'
command to send a mail message to the owner of the current document if
the author of the document has specified ownership. (Note to authors:
if you want to assign the ownership to your document, you need to add
into HEAD section a LINK element with appropriate value for REV
attribute. Two values are recognized: owner and made (these are case
insensitive). For example,
<LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:user at somedomain.com">
(Attn. lynx-dev: that should be a closing tag!).
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:38 AM
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann
Cc: L. David Baron; whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML
On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * L. David Baron wrote:
> >My dismissal of XHTML is that the designers of XHTML and related
> >standards are repeatedly introducing more and more incompatibility
> >between XHTML and HTML, which makes it progressively harder for
> >authors to transition to XHTML (particularly to do so gradually on a
> >large site).
> Out of curiosity, do you dismiss "HTML5" on the same grounds? As an
> example, http://www.bjoernsworld.de/suchmaschinen/robots-txt.html is
> as close as it comes to a proper HTML document, but to turn it into
> a HTML5 document I would need to make many non-trivial changes, e.g.
> find replacements for
> * <link rev>
We removed rev="" because it was only used correctly for one thing
(rev=made) and was misused a _lot_, and the number of people using
rel=author was comparable (I forget the exact numbers).
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