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RDFS/XML MIME type?

From: Andy Powell <lisap@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 21:45:00 +0100 (BST)
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SO4.4.05.10006142132440.14093-100000@lamin.ukoln.ac.uk>
Re: http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-rdf-schema-20000327

Appendix A (XML serialisation) of the RDF Schema Spec candidate
recommendation makes no mention of the MIME type that should be assigned
to RDF schemas.  To make matters worse, there appears to be no general
agreement on the MIME type to be used for RDF/XML documents.

I would have thought that this is likely to lead to implementation
problems.  For example it will not be possible for clients to specifically
request RDF or RDF Schema documents as part of content negotiation.
Furthermore, clients will not be able to differentiate between RDF/XML,
RDFS/XML and other XML documents prior to beginning to parse the document
content.

Andy
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