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Re: Wrong MIME type for XML DTDs

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:36:35 +0200
To: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <k1b8mtk0pqekhuq0s0mo8k7v5f7f1cali5@4ax.com>
* William F. Hammond wrote:
>I disagree.
>The content provider's choice of "text/plain" is wise in this case.
>If someone browsing goes for it, that individual wants to read it.

application/xml-dtd does not prevent this. If the user wants to read
documents labeld as applicatoon/xml-dtd, he should configure his browser
accordingly. That's how HTTP works; to mislable content as text/plain is
as wrong as mislabeling, say, graphics as application/octet-stream to
enforce some "save as" dialog.
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