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using the type attribute on links

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:26:38 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011017212638.L3188@mnot.net>
HTML characterises the 'type' attribute as 'advisory', and goes on to
put conflicts between the type and the media type of the actual
resource (e.g., that returned in the Content-Type HTTP response
header) upon the head of publishers, rather than implementors.

Considering this, and considering the well-recognised problems
setting HTTP headers on many Web servers, is it reasonable for an
HTML implementation to prefer the media type indicated by 'type' over
that returned with the resource, for purposes of dispatch? Is anyone
aware of an implementation that does this to some degree, or any
problems that might occur?

Cheers,

-- 
Mark Nottingham
http://www.mnot.net/
 
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