[webkit-dev] Re: XHTML, XML and WebKit editing

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Sep 15 09:09:45 PDT 2006

On Sep 15, 2006, at 1:18 AM, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen wrote:

> David D. Kilzer wrote:
>> You should really read this web page if you're not sending xhtml as
>> application/xhtml+xml:
>>     http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml
>> Dave
> I was writing a small web application recently, and I - naturally -  
> served my XHTML 1.1 as the MIME type prescribed by the standard.  
> However, I ran into two issues:
> 1) Internet Explorer 6 on windows does not recognise the MIME type,  
> asking the user where to save it.
> 2) Using Safari - with both released and (then) trunk WebKit -  
> cookies didn't work. I've filed this bug in radar.
> So until the bugs are fixed WebKit, and IE7 sees widespread  
> acceptance, I'd say the world isn't ready for application/xhtml+xml.

IE7 won't support XHTML either.

I think the upshot is that you should make your content into proper  
HTML and serve it as text/html, if you want to serve it on the web.


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