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- XHTML Mime Type support in MSIE 7.0
- James Pickering
October 2, 2005, 10:42 pm
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Re: XHTML Mime Type support in MSIE 7.0
James Pickering wrote:
Surely a good thing? And Chris Wilson's argument for not doing so is
a very good one.
No browser _needs_ to support application/xml+xhtml. No server must
ever serve it to a browser that doesn't want it. There's a population
of non-XHTML browsers out there for the forseeable future, so this is a
real issue in server config.
And as that blog points out, a broken half-assed XHTML implementation
in IE7 would be a very bad thing.
OTOH, wasn't Chris Wilson involved in CDF years ago? Another of those
M$oft abominations (like ASX) that looked like XML but wasn't. It was
case-insensitive where it shouldn't have been, yet sensitive to the
quote character used (and other random nastiness betraying a parser
hacked up on a Friday afternoon).
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