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Re: [xml-dev] Associating Style Sheets with XML documents 1.0 (SecondEdition)

On 11.11.2010 16:16, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 12:28 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-stylesheet/#PA-type>  says:
>> "Some unregistered (as of the publication of this specification) media
>> types, such as text/xsl, are well-supported by existing implementations,
>> whereas some registered media types, such as application/xslt+xml, are not."
> [...]
>> Maybe it's time to actually register text/xsl, stating what it is and
>> where it is needed?
> It should be application/xsl+xml, and registration is in process:

application/xslt+xml -- and yes, I'm aware of that; I *really* meant 
text/xsl because that's what IE<=8 requires in the stylesheet PI, so 
it's not going to go away.

> http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#xslt-mime-definition

...actually, it *is* registered (and has been for some time I think)

> text/xsl, like text/xml, has problems to do with proxies that
> convert between character sets, although I am not really
> certain that such proxies really exist these days.


I think a registration should say:

 >>this is similar to "application/xslt+xml" and is deprecated for uses 
except in the XML stylesheet processing instruction<< (with link to that 

Best regards, Julian

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