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

On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 00:08 +0000, Michael Kay wrote:

> I thought there was another more technical reason for avoiding text/... 
> - some theory that if it's text, the carrier is allowed to change its 
> encoding, whereas if it's application/..., then it isn't.

Yes.  A proxy can rewrite text/*, e.g. to change line endings, or, more
insidiously, changing the encoding (and the corresponding MIME header).
Once the encoding is changed, the XML declaration in the file becomes

I don't know how common rewriting proxies are in practice.


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