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Re: Inconsistency between IETF and W3C: XML fragments and media types

From: MURATA Makoto <murata.makoto@fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 11:56:32 +0900
Message-Id: <199911250256.AA03362@archlute.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: timbl@w3.org, simonstl@simonstl.com, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org, Tsmith@parc.xerox.com, xsl-editors@w3.org, masinter@parc.xerox.com
James Clark wrote:
> I'm not convinced there is an inconsistency here.  The style element in
> HTML has a required type attribute. Does that imply elements have MIME
> types? I don't think so. It's just (ab)using MIME types as identifiers
> for stylesheet languages.  

I personally think that this is an abuse and should be stopped.

> An alternative view is that the type
> pseudo-attribute on the PI is giving the MIME type of the complete
> resource, as an optimization to allow the resource not to be fetched if
> the MIME type cannot be handled.  On either view I don't see an
> inconsistency.

This is one interpretation of the type (pseudo) attribute.  We need 
some clarification.  I would like to hear opinions of the editors of HTML.


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