Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 10:53:14 -0600


Message-Id: <199801231745.KAA00177@underworld.bigpic.com>
From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 10:53:14 -0600
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

>   <A HREF="mysrc.pl" TYPE="text/plain">The Perl source code</A>
> Which brings to mine a potentially useful hack for embedding HTML source:
>   <OBJECT DATA="example.html" TYPE="text/plain" ...>
>   </OBJECT>
> reply, (1) most authors are authors, not system administrators and do
> not have the access to configure the server on their ISPs; (2) new file
> types that the server has not been properly confgured for yet; and (3)
> unusual cases where the server is unable to determine the MIME type

You forgot your example, (4) overriding the type for the purpose of 
alternate display.

I very much think the TYPE value should override the server returned 
TYPE, it makes more sense, since it is correct that most authors 
don't have access to admin options on their server and their is no 
necessary correlation between file extensions and their content type 
mappings.
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