May 9, 2003
Whoa, a cluster bomb? I hope not! Sounds dangerous.
Well, it has been rather busy around here. I've decided to collect all posts that are even vaguely markup-related and display them in a central repository. I've also included a list of sites that pass the XHTML 100 test suite. Again, we're only testing validation and MIME-types. I'm purposefully ignoring Test #4, the "Why Are You Doing This" Test. You could be one of those rarified individuals that has actual technical reasons for using XHTML. Or you could be doing it for "softer" reasons: for political advocacy, as a personal learning experience, or simply to prove to yourself that you can do it. It's all fine as far as I'm concerned.
Note that I tried to add the W3C Markup pages to the list, but failed. The main page validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict and provides the proper MIME-type to Mozilla. However, the second link I happened to grab is valid but serves up
text/html. Ditto for the validator.1
The only downside is that on our sidebar we have to say goodbye to guest-blogger Byron Kubert. Byron's adventures in Norwegian Viking School were gripping, but now he's back in the States, and he hasn't posted in months. He'll still be accessible from the front page, though.2
Final note: I'd like to offer particular congratulations to stalwart young U.K. computer scientist Thomas Pike and his comrade and countryman, Thomas Hurst. Both of them serve up their pages as XHTML 1.1 to browsers that accept
application/xhtml+xml and HTML 4.01 Strict to browsers that don't -- tags and everything. Now that, my friends, is real content negotiation. Gentlemen, I salute you.