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text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful

From: <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:38:53 +0900 (LMT)
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
cc: mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp
Message-Id: <20001212113853O.mmurata@trl.ibm.com>
Folks,

I am writing as a co-author of an upcoming Proposed Standard 
RFC for XML media types.  It is in the RFC editor's queue.

http://www.rfc-editor.org/queue.html

SOAP uses "text/xml".  But it should use "application/xml".  
"text/xml" is appropriate only when the XML document is 
readable by casual users (not programmers).    More about 
this issue, see the latest I-D as below:

http://search.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-murata-xml-09.txt

Best,

IBM Tokyo Research Lab / International University of Japan, Research Institute
MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)
Received on Monday, 11 December 2000 21:45:15 GMT

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