Re: Some thoughts regarding DW
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Am 16.08.2005 um 01:49 schrieb Steve Langasek:
This is a misrepresentation of the facts. As it was explained to
you at the
time, the issues you were experiencing were *not* caused by a lack of
standards-compliance of the web pages in question, they were caused
It was caused. XHTML has to be delivered by the server as application/
xml+xhtml and _not_ text/html for which every brower is allowed to
interpret as: here comes HTML. That means: The xhtml page must be
compatible with HTML if delivered as text/html. But the homepage of d-
w is not compatible, with html, so compatibility mode _cannot_ be
used. If tzhe page is not compatible, anything may happen.
You may believe it or not: If keeping standards it is not that
difficult to create modern pages which read fine with lynx or older
browsers. Only for some really crappy software you need some hacks.
Read Anne van kesteren's blog about that, if you do not understand.
He can explain that much better than I. The definition on w3.org
might be confusing becaus ist mixes everything in a few sentences.
And one easiliy can miss the word compatibility and its sense when
readying "may be deliverd as text/html".
In addition there was a notice in the mozilla pages, why mozilla will
not support wrong delivery of XHTML pages. It goes into quirks mode
The problem is, if it needs hours of discussion, just to change the
page and make it accessible again, that really sucks, Everyone can
see: Oh, lynx does not work, we have a problem - if one accepts that
being a problem. Either we want accesibilty, and then we do not
discuss about nothing going wrong or we do not and just take lynx in
concern. There are several reasons, why some people have to use lynx.
If you cannot see, why the need of a very long discussion about that
might hurt people extremly, I cannot do anything by that.
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