Re: [dev] Re: Why HTTP is so bad?

From: Andreas Krennmair <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 22:37:47 +0200

* Thorsten Glaser <> [2013-05-22 22:29]:
>AFAIK they mandate that XHTML be served as application/xml+xhtml
>instead of text/html, which the XHTML standard itself says
>to use for compatibility reasons (they also try to weasel
>in the application/xml+xhtml content type, but realise it
>won’t work). Nice when standards contradict each other
>like that.

XHTML is dead, exactly because of mistakes like the content type fiasco and
the inability to handle malformed XML documents. XHTML 2 was even completely
abandoned because of that.

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