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From: Andy Powell <lisap@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 14:22:40 +0100 (BST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SO4.4.05.10005261415090.15167-100000@lamin.ukoln.ac.uk>
Can I ask a very noddy question...

What is the correct MIME type for RDF/XML documents?

The RDF files on the Dublin Core site, e.g.

  http://purl.org/DC/index.htm.rdf

are served as text/plain as far as I can see.  I presume that text/xml or
application/xml would be better :-).  Ideally I would have thought that an
RDF-specific type such as

  application/rdf-xml

or

  rdf/xml

would be more useful to allow clients to launch separate applications for
RDF/XML and XML and to allow clients to specifically request RDF/XML as
part of content negatiation.

Apologies if this is a FAQ!

Andy
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