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   text/xml (was Re: [xml-dev] XPointer crisis)

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On Fri, 2002-02-01 at 15:33, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> XPointer as XLink is document oriented, that was
> the charter of the group I think. You can revisit this and say
> that text/xml and application/xml should have different fragment
> identifiers (XPointer in the first case and some simpler proposal for
> the latter), well that could be one way to clearly differenciate both
> Mime-Types in the mind of the public, why not.

There is no notion in RFC 3023 that text/xml and application/xml refer
respectively to document- and data-oriented XML.  The differences
between the two are primarily about character set handling, and I
suspect a lot of people at the IETF would like to see text/xml disappear


There are a lot of reasons why not - visit ietf-xml-mime@imc.org for a
more detailed exploration. (Archives at

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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