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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 20:39:30 -0500 (EST)

[Gabe Beged-Dov]
>         xmlns:mime="http://www.ietf.org/rfc2045"
>         mime:content-type="image/jpeg"
>         href="ftp://ftp.pictures.com/pretty.jpg">
> Its a pretty picture

It's a good proposal for embedding MIME information in documents.  But
one of the great values of MIME is its use with unknown quantities and
content negotiation; depending on user settings and user agent
capabilities, the pretty picture might be a PNG, a JPEG, a GIF, a BMP,
or EPS.

So if your resources are guaranteed to be in a single format, this is
a good idea.  But I'd rather leave content typing where it belongs,
with the resource itself, not with the reference thereto.

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"<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>

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