macports website

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Tue Jul 14 03:50:21 PDT 2009

On Jul 14, 2009, at 6:40 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2009-7-14 08:31, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>> I'd like to point out that using XHTML was a somewhat divergent path
>> from HTML.  With the advent of HTML 5, we find ourselves once again
>> returning to the HTML side of things.
> On the other hand: XHTML5.

Doesn't exist in any practical sense.

>> Interested in this transition, I asked wms how to go about  
>> instigating
>> the change.  He directed me to ask you for your thoughts on  
>> bringing the
>> site into HTML 5. So, ticket-filers, hecklers, committers, package
>> maintainers, admins, and others:  How do you feel about having the  
>> site
>> change forward to HTML 5?
> Wanting to support IE is the number one reason to use HTML rather than
> XHTML. IE has never handled XHTML; if you serve it with the right MIME
> type it can't display it and just downloads the file, and if you serve
> it as text/html it parses it as invalid HTML. Do we care enough  
> about IE
> to warrant any action?
> I don't think anyone would complain if you did the work to switch the
> site over to HTML, but I don't see nearly enough value in it to do  
> that
> work myself.

And also getting the site off of XHTML ;-) No one said you had to do  
the work, and those of us that are interested could tend to it :-P It  
seems like a fairly simple change since it is PHP-driven.

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