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   Re: IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

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  • From: David Brownell <db@eng.sun.com>
  • To: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 10:45:17 -0800

MURATA Makoto wrote:
> David Brownell wrote:
> > Again, no it doesn't.  The idea is to get the web server to
> > attach the correct MIME content type, which is NOT "text/xml"
> > in many/most cases.  Authors must rely on the administrator
> > not breaking their content, and this is part of it.
> "application/xml" is appropriate for some XML data.  On the other
> hand, if you do not want to miss fallback to text/plain, "text/xml"
> is the right choice.

True -- but if there's one basic rule that seems safer 
than another, it's "default to application/xml" rather
than "assume ASCII and stick to text/xml"!  :-)

- Dave

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