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Re: ISSUE-4: Versioning, namespace URIs and MIME types

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:21:05 +0100
Message-ID: <499B1C31.30804@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> But usually it is precisely when nested fragments are transmitted that 
> no MIME type is available. And even when a MIME type may be sent in such 
> cases, using a currently unknown MIME type is likely to lead to content 
> that won't degrade gracefully in existing UAs. For example, Atom <text> 


> elements have a MIME attribute that may only be "xhtml", "html" or 
> "text". Atom <content> elements may specify a MIME type, but XHTML is 

You mean <atom:content>, using the atomContent grammar production?

That can have type=text/html/xhtml *or* type=someMediaType. See 

> treated as a special case and the MIME type is given as "xhtml". Using a 
> custom MIME type will not display content the same way in existing feed 
> readers. The SVG <foreignObject> element does not allow a MIME type for 

Yes, that's likely.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 20:23:47 UTC

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