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Re: Media types

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 17:36:15 -0500
Message-Id: <200201172236.g0HMaFi24318@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
cc: www-tag@w3.org, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org, mura034@attglobal.net
> It would be difficult for such a thing to happen without the IETF, but
> making changes to MIME of any fundamental sort is intensely difficult.
> Despite the work I put into RFC 3023, and the very rough consensus we
> managed to achieve there, I think XML is demonstrating the limitations
> of MIME on a regular basis.

that's a pretty bizarre statement.  perhaps it's truer to say that XML 
is trying to misuse MIME on a regular basis?

or that expecting the MIME content-type to convey the action that 
should be performed by a recipient, rather than a description of 
the content, is a bit of a mis-application of MIME?

the fact that XML picked a means of labelling content that is
incompatible with MIME's content-type is hardly MIME's fault.

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