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Re: details for /Math/XSL/ at w3

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 18 Jul 2002 13:41:12 -0400
To: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <i71ya1gchz.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org> writes to the W3 MathML Discussion
<www-math@w3.org> about the HTTP content-type for stylesheets:

> >                        "text/xsl+xml" ??
> That's not registered either. A mime type for XSLT is likely to be
> registered soon, as instructed in the "Internet Media Type
> registration, consistency of use" TAG finding [1]
> > My reading of RFC 3023 leads me to conclude that since "normal people"
> > do not read want to look at style sheets, "application/xml" should be
> > used rather than "text/xml" for XSL/XSLT sheets.  Moreover, the sheets
> > in /Math/XSL/ are served as "application/xml" (first noticed by me at
> > the meeting on June 30).
> >
> > Is there any reason to prefer "text/xml"?
> I can see arguments both ways, but since RFC3023 proposes
> application/xslt+xml it is likely that that one would be
> chosen. Unless the WG registers text/xsl, in order to stay consistent
> with existing implementations.

Is there a desire to have agreement for (1) the "type" value of
xml-stylesheet PI and (2) the transfer protocol content type for the
style object?  Are there extant values of "type" for the
xml-stylesheet PI other than "text/css" and "text/xsl"?  Might not W3
imagine new values, perhaps, "text/css-ng", coming along later?

                                    -- Bill
Received on Thursday, 18 July 2002 13:42:02 UTC

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