[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #8996: Serve application/xhtml+xml if browser, theme and plugins are compliant

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Sun Feb 15 12:54:20 GMT 2009

#8996: Serve application/xhtml+xml if browser, theme and plugins are compliant
 Reporter:  sampablokuper  |       Owner:  anonymous   
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new         
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  2.9         
Component:  Template       |     Version:  2.7         
 Severity:  normal         |    Keywords:  dev-feedback

Comment(by sampablokuper):

 Replying to [comment:6 Denis-de-Bernardy]:
 > ... to make it work as it should automatically, we'd end up either
 overcomplicating things (i.e. adding calls and checks to make sure all
 plugins return xhtml),

 Er, you mean approximately the way WP used to check plugins for widget
 compatibility when using widget compatible themes? (I'm relatively new to
 WP, but it did used to do this, didn't it?)

 > or adding huge amounts of overhead (i.e. always making sure tinmycme,
 wpautop et al return xhtml, and double-checking that the entire document
 is valid on top).

 From [http://wordpress.org/about/features/]:

   '''Full standards compliance''' — We have gone to great lengths to make
 sure every bit of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the
 standards of the W3C. This is important not only for interoperability with
 today's browser but also for forward compatibility with the tools of the
 next generation. Your web site is a beautiful thing, and you should demand
 nothing less.

 As it says, we should demand nothing less :)

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8996#comment:7>
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