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Re: MIME type for XML

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 96 17:35:47 EST
Message-Id: <9611272235.AA03266@sqrex.sq.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org

This might go  better if there was a magic number -- i.e. if there was a
way of determining that a file was an XML file by inspecting the first
few bytes.

<?-XML-

might be such a magic number.

(I assume that <?XML was an error, since PI targets are supposed to
be notations, but we don't want to invade the user's name space for
notations, so it would have to be -XML- instead)

Lee
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 1996 17:36:08 EST

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