Re: Media types

On Tuesday 15 January 2002 10:11 am, Williams, Stuart wrote:
> > The point being that the application interpreting the document
> > defines it's processing/interpretation, not the namespace
> > declarations.
> So... are you suggesting that at least in some cases the
> processing/interpretation of a document determines its type?

Absolutely. One program says it's a book, another a string.

> Get's kind of circular if a determination of the type of a document
> is used to resolve what processing/interpretation it should be
> subjected to!

Which is why I have generally been in favor of out-of-band processing 
specification. The stylesheet PI approach is a gross hack in my books.

Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 12:40:30 UTC