Re: Views on XHTML 1.1 site
- From: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:40:51 +0200
Scripsit Toby A Inkster:
Additionally, as far as I know, nothing added in XHTML 1.1 (i.e. Ruby
annotation) is supported by legacy user agents. So there seems little
point in allowing it to be served as text/html.
As it happens, Ruby annotation is *only* supported by Internet
5.0+ for both Windows and Macintosh -- precisely the sort of browsers
that benefit from allowing XHTML 1.1 to be served as text/html.
IE has _limited_ Ruby support - to a useful extent, and Ruby can be used rather safely on the web, since lack of support is not serious (Ruby is designed to degrade gracefully on non-supporting browsers, provided of course that authors use Ruby properly); faulty support would be serious.
But this has really nothing to do with XHTML 1.1 or XHTML in general. You can simply include Ruby markup in a normal HTML markup and have it processed by IE. Technically, of course, your document won't conform to the HTML 4.01 specification, but that's a formality only. The point is that _support_ to Ruby does not depend on XHTML.
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")