[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Haddock version 2.8.0

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Sep 4 21:47:23 EDT 2010

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On 9/4/10 21:27 , Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> Here is why I am dubious. Browsers that support html and xhtml have
> two different code paths for rending html vs xhtml. The *only* way to
> select which code path is taken is by specifying the mime-type when
> you serve it. Either application/xml or text/html.

XHTML starts with a <!DOCTYPE>.  You've just asserted that no browser is
capable of noticing that and responding to it even though it's right at the
start, while somehow managing to support <META HTTP-EQUIV=...> tags buried
in the <HEAD> that can force it to go back and start from scratch.  Really?
 Or have we all been imagining the latter for the past, oh, 15 or so years?
 (Mozilla had a serious bug relating to that restart for years; I assure you
it's not a fantasy.)

I wouldn't be surprised if HTML and XHTML ultimately follow different
rendering paths --- but your assertions are raising red flags and smell
suspiciously like ideology taking offense at reality not automatically
constraining itself to fit in its assigned pigeonhole.

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