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From: James Pickering
Date: Jun 30, 2005 10:06AM


Not off topic at all, Thomas -- serving Web pages correctly is an integral
component of Accessibility. Ian Hickson's famous article that you provided a
link too is the classic reference and to a large extent influenced me to
initially eschew XHTML. Much water has flown over the dam since that
article, but the premises are still valid. However, the W3C -- and the Web
authoring community at large -- has not been idle on this point. I have
found the following references particularly helpful:

http://www.w3.org/International/articles/serving-xhtml/
http://www.w3.org/2003/01/xhtml-mimetype/content-negotiation
http://keystonewebsites.com/articles/mime_type.php

With XHTML 2.0 "coming down the Pike", it is especially important to
understand the principles of serving XHTML correctly.

Pickering Pages: http://www.jp29.org/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Jedenfelt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:31 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] W3C HTML/XHTML References


Although it might be off topic on this forum, this article may be of
interest:

'Sending XHTML as text/html Considered Harmful'
http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1031465247&;count=1
by Ian 'Hixie' Hickson - has been (is?) working with W3C.

Regards,
Thomas Jedenfelt


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Pickering"
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:23:49 -0700

>
> This reference has probably been posted here before, but IMO The
> W3C HTML and XHTML Frequently Answered Questions Page
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2004/xhtml-faq offers especially good
> information relating to the production (and importance) of valid
> Markup, the functionality of older and newer user agents
> (particularly graphical Browsers), backward compatability and the
> principles of correctly serving XHTML (Media type designations).
>
> http://www.w3.org/People/mimasa/test/xhtml/media-types/results
> provides a very illuminating examination of XHTML processing by XML
> compatible Browsers (just about all current graphical Browsers).
>
> James Pickering
>
> Pickering Pages: http://www.jp29.org/

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