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> Paul Prescod wrote:
> > Len, the Web architecture was always designed to make it easy to switch
> > HTML out. HTML has been an optional feature since day 1. [...]
> > [...] The web browser is the application that was designed to
> > handle every content type and new content types and tasks all of the
> > time.
> That's not how the Web worked on day 1 though.
> The original version of HTTP only delivered HTML;
> MIME types weren't added until HTTP 1.0. (You could
> stick a <PLAINTEXT> tag at the top of a text file,
> but that was part of the HTML layer, not HTTP.)
OK. This explains a lot of Len's comment that zipped right by me before, but
I certainly am not talking about "day one". I can see no point in talking
about that. Who cares? I'm talking about the Browser as popularly conceived
and deployed. This certainly post-dates day one as you describe it.
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