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Fwd: KD014 Media types for XML

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 20:44:16 -0400
Message-Id: <012D6129-2168-11D9-8088-000A9580D8C0@w3.org>
Cc: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>


Sorry, I forgot to ask you whether you are OK with this.
The group decided not to change the document as a result of your comment


Begin forwarded message:

>> Karl,
>> Of course, if one wants to send the source text of an XML document
>> tobe interpreted as a plain text file, which as you say is a
>> reasonablething to do, then one sends it as text/plain (with a charset
>> parameterif not ASCII).    This is really the transmission of a plain
>> textdocument, in function. I don't think the document disallows this.

>> Tim
>>         *KD 014
>>         4.5.7. Media Types for XML
>>         """ In general, a representation provider SHOULD NOT assign
>>         Internet
>>         media types beginning with "text/" to XML representations."""
>>         Hmmmm.... I'm not sure. I understand. But for example if you
>>         want to
>>         display the source code of a XHTML file with text/plain,
>>         it'sperfectly
>>         valid and a useful case.
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