Bugs on web page [SC #1709]

MJ Ray mjr at software.coop
Thu Jan 12 15:56:42 UTC 2012

Martin Gollowitzer <gollo at fsfe.org>
> * MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> [120112 16:18, 
> > Also, I feel like I should be able to just send in proposed bugfixes,
> > so I try to get the source code, which then led me to find that
> > related bug of xml mislabelled as xhtml that sidetracked me.
> Well, the file extension itself says nothing about the content. Still it
> is probably true that the FSFE webserver should not serve these files as
> application/xhtml+xml files, but rather as application/xml or text/xml
> (I'm Ccing web@ on this again).

True about the extension, but as you note the Content-Type is also
xhtml.  Then you get into a related question about whether it's a bug
with the website or the browsers if a browser attempts to display that
not-quite-xhtml as if it is xhtml.

A link to /contribute/web/ or README.texi alongside the source code
link is another way it could be made less confusing.  Or there could
be some link in the source file that gets hidden when the page is
compiled.  Lots of possible resolutions.  Good luck choosing.


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