Research says that shows with
X in the name get higher ratings.
So... the issue of XHTML (and the fun of the
application/xhtml+xml MIME-type) has once again risen to the surface.
An enterprising individual took it upon themselves to hunt down all personal web pages of so-called
Alpha Geeks that claim to be XHTML and subject them to various validation tests (which essentially tested the XHTML validity and that the page is being sent with the correct MIME-type).
Shocked I was to find that xiven.com was not mentioned in the list of fully XHTML compliant websites (which actually amounted to 1 site). Clearly I therefore do not merit
Alpha Geek status (I'm not sure whether to be pleased about that or not ☺). Also missed from the list was The Freaky Weblog and The LambCutlet Disorganization.
Meanwhile others are pondering how to correctly deal with browsers that don't accept
application/xhtml+xml (yes, we mean Internet Explorer of course), given that the specification for XHTML media types states that under no circumstances should an XHTML1.1 document be sent with a
text/html MIME-type. Well the answer of course can be found in this very weblog. If the browser doesn't support XHTML, send it HTML instead. In my case, the conversion from XHTML to HTML only takes a few simple regular expressions.