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Identifying (X)HTML without MIME

From: James Cerra <jfcst24_public@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:48:07 +0000
Message-ID: <20041106035146.74313.qmail@web61104.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Now HTML was origionally designed for transport over
the web via HTTP and identification via MIME types. 
However, there are cases where (X)HTML may be
transmitted with no MIME type information available. 
e.g. Reading a file from a FAT disk or though standard
io.  I'm writing a program where this type of
situation may come up.  The specs are silent on the
issue, so: What are the recommendations for
identifying the document's type when MIME or HTTP is 
not available?

-- Jimmy Cerra

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Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 18:48:12 UTC

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