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Re: Mime Type as metadata and why it's in my HTML document in the first place.

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:27:22 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200402120727.i1C7RM603984@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Two reasons for specifying media types in references to
style sheets, etc:

1) client side content negotiation - the client doesn't waste time by
requesting a version of a style sheet that it cannot handle  - that's
essential for the object fallback logic to work efficiently;

2) a protocol that does support meta data is used (e.g. a web site
on CD or accessed over ftp, SMB/CIFS etc.).
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2004 02:42:16 UTC

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