Comments on WD-html-in-xml-19990224

Tim Bray tbray at
Mon Mar 1 05:22:48 GMT 1999

At 03:07 PM 2/26/99 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>1) I believe that the introduction of a media type "text/xhtml" is
>a mistake.  

I can see this point of view.

>Instead, it would be better to attach a media-type
>attribute specifying the formal public identifier of the DTD.

?!? find me somewhere in a W3C or IETF document where the FPI has
any standing.  Standards-anality aside, this is a real problem,
because there is *no interoperable resolution mechanism*.  Surely
you can't be serious.


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