[whatwg] Will you consider about RFC 4329?
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 08:57:49 PDT 2010
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Swampert <pokemon260 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear WHATAG,
Isn't the reason that XML (including XHTML) changed from the text/*
MIME types to the application/* MIME types have to do with problems
that occurred with Character Transcoding that automagically happens
from Transcoding Proxies when the HTTP Content-Type is give as a
text/* MIME type?! Specifically, the issue that occurs when an XML
document (explicitly or implicitly) declares an encoding different
than the Content-Type (explicitly or implicitly) declared by HTTP?!
I.e., I don't think they are choosing application/* MIME types because
MIME type actually means that the file, with said MIME type, is "a
kind of application".)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
Everything a Web Developer or Web Designer Should Know - http://w3remix.com/
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