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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 10:19:04 -0800
Message-Id: <AC546FB9-2818-11D8-939C-000A95A51C9E@textuality.com>
Cc: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, "www-tag @ w3. org" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>

On Dec 6, 2003, at 10:09 AM, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

> If we have a MIME type that always involves invoking a separate 
> application when a user clicks on a feed how does one perform HTTP 
> GETs on the feed to view the XML content in their browser then? So 
> does this mean servers have to use separate MIME types for the same 
> file or that the assumption is that no one will ever want to click on 
> a feed and see the actual content in their web browser? Both seem like 
> gross hacks to me.

I suspect that anyone who really wants to see the XML source code is 
probably capable of right-click-to-download or wget or some other way 
around the problem.  -Tim
Received on Saturday, 6 December 2003 13:19:06 GMT

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