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Re: Fwd: Fw: XHTML 1.0 returned to HTML WG
>I don't understand why they were using text/xml in the first place. First
>of all, XHTML is still HTML, and there is a well-defined media type for it:
>text/html. But more importantly, XHTML is largely an exercise in
>pragmatism; it's intended to work in older browsers (cf. <br /> syntax) -
>text/html will work in older browsers, while text/xml won't. Is this a
No, but it's a lot worse (potentially) than just "won't work".
If XHTML 1.0 is commonly delivered as */xml now, then future
processors might very well be expected to understand, for
example, <img src=""> even though that syntax would be
deprecated in a future version of XML that included XLink.
Not that this problem is insurmountable, but it probably is
likely premature to allow it now before we consider the
Mark Baker Personal Apps Lead, Sun Microsystems
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA http://java.sun.com/products/personalapps