[whatwg] HTTP/filesystem World Re: several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Mon Dec 4 21:33:33 PST 2006

Le 5 déc. 2006 à 11:38, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> On Tue, 5 Dec 2006, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> 2. When people edit files locally on their filesystem (outside HTTP
>> world) and they put them online through FTP (outside HTTP world), to
>> finally reach a folder controlled by a Web server (inside HTTP  
>> World),
>> troubles are starting.
> There aren't really any troubles, though, since the problem has always
> been with getting people to use MIME types other than text/html,  
> and here
> we're saying "use text/html".

they are troubles when servers use another mime type than "text/ 
html", people do not choose their mime type and they do not know what  
it is.
User X is writing a file like the ol' time home page. Give a name to  
the file "boo.doc", "boo.txt", "boo.cool". User X uploads the file on  
the Web server.
There are troubles.

The only way to fix that will be to have URI management on the  
server, but still that would mean that the author of pages would be  
authentified in a Web way and the user would understand the meaning  
of it.

The question comes because it would be interesting to have a  
mechanism to help to fix the mimetype when necessary.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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