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RE: RDF Media Type

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 12:50:31 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010506124726.00a73420@joy.songbird.com>
To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Cc: "'Aaron Swartz'" <aswartz@upclink.com>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 01:17 PM 4/23/01 +0100, Lee Jonas wrote:
>Just a quick question: why _application_/rdf+xml and not _text_/rdf+xml?
>After all, isn't RDF human readable as well?

A quick out-of-context reply (I've not read the proposal yet).

The feeling among MIME folks is that text/... should be used only when the 
information is generally suitable for presentation to a human.  For 
example, it is felt that text/html was a mistake (should have been 
application/html) because most HTML is really not readable to most people.

So application/rdf+xml seems fine (if a new MIME type is required).

#g


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