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text/css vs application/x-pointplus.

From: Sue Jordan <sjacct@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 13:35:30 -0500
Message-ID: <34F858F2.92F7118D@worldnet.att.net>
To: "'W3C Style List'" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Failure of some ISPs to support the mime type text/css has been the
subject of several discussions in the stylesheets newsgroup.  My
attempt to rectify this with my ISP has resulted in this answer:

"Unfortunately, that MIME extension is already mapped to something
else in the standard MIME.types file that comes with our servers.
Until IANA sorts out which extension goes with which application, we
will maintain our MIME.types file as close to the manufacturer's
recommendation as we can. So, for now, .css files remain as

I find that IANA shows registration for neither text/css nor
application/x-pointplus. Is this merely an oversight?  If this issue
is already known, are we simply waiting for resolution of this
apparent conflict?  Is there anything, short of changing ISPs, that we
can do to rectify this? 

Sue Jordan
Received on Saturday, 28 February 1998 13:38:33 UTC

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