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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Google’s Authoring Stats: Misguided People?

“The most-used attribute on html elements is xmlns, from misguided people using XHTML but sending it as text/html”
– From Google’s web authoring statistics

“XHTML Documents which follow the guidelines set forth in Appendix C, ’HTML Compatibility Guidelines’ may be labeled with the Internet Media Type ’text/html’ [RFC2854], as they are compatible with most HTML browsers.”
– From the official XHTML spec

(I asked Google to forward their advice above to their misguided colleagues responsible for Google Local, another XHTML page serving itself as HTML – the only way to make XHTML work in Internet Explorer, by the way.)


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