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Re: HTML and XML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:45:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-tag@w3.org
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On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> 
> I'm not so sure. I'm not aware of any current specs that attempt to 
> prescribe the handling of a byte stream received over HTTP

Off the top of my head: CSS, PNG, text/plain, XML.

Unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean, all of those basically have the 
same kinds of requirements as HTML5, specifically how to determine the 
encoding, how to obtain meaning from bytes using that encoding, etc.

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