Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 12:51:54 -0600


Message-Id: <199801231944.MAA00228@underworld.bigpic.com>
From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: Bill Bereza <bereza@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 12:51:54 -0600
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

> So, if TYPE and Content-Type mismatches are an error, than TYPE goes
> from being barely useful to outright dangerous. There's no way that
> an HTML authour is going to always be able to be sure that TYPE will

We should consider that the greater majority of the time the author 
will be writing both the HTML file and the linked resource, so that 
would make the author the authoratative dictator of the type of the 
document, and just as an invalid link is the error of the author, so 
would be a mismatched type.

I think we often try to find a way to prevent the author from being 
able to make a mistake, which just seems silly.  As far as I am 
concerned the author KNOWS the type of all of their documents and 
should have the right to override whatever the server is returning.
 
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