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Re: [XHR] What mime types should trigger XML parsing?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 14:19:50 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0604261414500.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 07:12:59 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > [...]
> > 
> > There's a big difference between example pages claiming that authors
> > should set the type="" attribute to text/xsl, and servers actually using
> > that MIME type in their Content-Type headers, let along in the
> > Content-Type headers of content used from XMLHttpRequest.
> Sure, as I pointed out for text/xsl in
> http://www.w3.org/mid/op.s8ihwrtt64w2qv@id-c0020.lan ...

My statement was just meant to correct the misuse of results of a Google 
search to establish the use of a MIME type, not correct the 
misinterpretation of IE's behaviour.

> > I'd recomend only looking at text/xml, application/xml, and */*+xml.
> But also others as suggested in
> http://www.w3.org/mid/Pine.LNX.4.62.0604260515341.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com

That message was not suggesting that we should support others. It was just 
saying that whatever we _do_ support, it must be listed explicitly and not 
left up to user agents.

> and in
> http://www.w3.org/mid/Pine.LNX.4.62.0604260530490.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com
> ..? I like the text/html suggestion for a bit.

My comment above was only meant to list the XML types. I do indeed think 
that we should also support text/html as well, but not as an XML type.

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