[thelist] Marking up chapter.verse (or chapter.section)

Paul Cowan evolt at funkwit.com
Mon Dec 15 16:00:36 CST 2003

Paul Bennett wrote:
> um...no. It's *like* xml but its *not* xml
> http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml
> read it and weep (I did)

Umm... I'm not sure how you're interpreting that, but that's not what
Hixie's saying. XHTML _is_ XML, pure and simple: what Hixie argues
against is the sending of XHTML with the text/html MIME type.

The problem with this is precisely the opposite of what you say --
it shouldn't be sent as text/html because it is, in fact, XML. It is
this mismatch that causes the problems Hixie describes (and various
other problems are caused by the other MIME types, hence Hixie's broader
recommendation that XHTML is not currently appropriate for public
use -- but he never argues it's not XML)



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