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  • To: "bryan" <bry@itnisk.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] mime types and xml dialects
  • From: "Chris Wilper" <cwilper@cs.cornell.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 10:35:53 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] mime types and xml dialects

HTTP 1.1 has content negotation:

But you might be after something simpler.
Ideally your xml-based formats would have their own media types,
and the fact that they end in "+xml" (as they should) would
signal to a client that they can be processed in either a
specialized or generic way.

- Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: bryan [mailto:bry@itnisk.com]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 6:32 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] mime types and xml dialects


When returning a mime type of a resource, if that resource is a dialect
of xml then the more general type is text/xml but the more specific type
can be application/rdf+xml which in turn can be even more closely
specified as a subset of RDF.

Currently what I'm doing is returning text/xml for generic xml
documents, and application/rdf+xml for all dialects of rdf; what I'm
considering is the possibility of adding http headers that specify that
there is a range of mime types possible for a resource, and their
likelihood of being the best type for a resource. 

Anyone done anything with that, pointers to discussions, projects and
similar stuff in the past would be helpful.

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