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   Re: MIME namespace...

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  • From: "Gabe Beged-Dov" <begeddov@jfinity.com>
  • To: "Chris Maden" <crism@oreilly.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 17:57:08 -0800

>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.

This is definitely the case with HTTP as the access method. That's why I
used FTP in the example. There isn't any content negotiation in that case.
The same is true of the "file" access method. In the case of HTTP, the
content-type can be seen as more of a hint.

Gabe Beged-Dov

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