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Re: XML root-level MIME type?

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 09:18:22 -0400
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To: derhoermi@gmx.net (Bjoern Hoehrmann), Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@appcomp.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
At 03:47 AM 4/18/01 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> >XSLT and XSL would be xml/xsl, svg could be xml/svg. (Although image/svg
> >works) XHTML could be xml/xhtml. I think this is a good idea because
> >compressing all the possible XML formats into "text/xml" and
> >"application/xml" seems squished. And xml is really not just text.
>Take a look at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt and the discussion
>around it.

Yep.  It lets you do things like image/svg+xml.  I pushed hard for a 
root-level MIME type, or for more than two layers of type (xml/image/svg), 
but the suffix was the best we could get.  In the end, I was pretty happy 
with it.

The discussion is at:

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books
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