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- From: Peter Murray-Rust <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: xml-dev Mailing List <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 13:46:05
At 21:10 20/12/97 +0900, MURATA Makoto wrote:
>David Megginson writes:
>>Here are two URLs that you can use to start playing:
There are a large number of non-textual XML files under:
most of them served from APPLETs, but you can get the *.xml from the HTML
>As a co-editor of an (upcoming) RFC for text/xml and application/xml,
>I think that I should point out the correct procedure for encoding
determination. (I have not checked these two Web sites, and
>For those XML documents transmitted by the HTTP protocol, XML parsers
>should use the charset parameter of the media type text/xml (BTW,
>the default of this parameter is 8859-1). XML parsers should ignore
>the encoding declaration within XML documents transmitted by HTTP.
>More about this, see the XML PR and the HTTP/1.1
Thanks for this reminder. For Chemical Markup Language Henry and I had
originally devised our own MIME type (not official) : chemical/x-cml. But,
with the likely introduction of other namespaces (e.g. RDF:*, MathML) in
CML documents, it is clear that there is no need for diversity, since the
namespaces themselves will have means of identifying the XML application.
So CML documents will be "text/xml", unless we should use "application/xml"
What will differentiate a text/xml document from an application/xml one?
Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary
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