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RE: MIME types and fragment identifiers in HTML and XML
> I still have fundamental questions. Do fragments identified by fragment
> identifiers have media types? If so, who specifies the media types?
We're making up things about fragment identifiers. The only existing
ones are the ones that work with HTML, and *those* certainly don't
identify things with media types. If you point at an
<H1><A NAME="ab">This is a heading marked 'ab'</A></H1>, what is
the type of the fragment inside the H1? It's not 'text/html'.
By extension, I don't think fragments have media types. That's why
> You appear to argue that the type info specified by HTML or XML link
> constructs may be used to override the media type of an HTML entity. As
> for fragments, are you saying that the type info specified by HTML or XML
> link constructs *always* provides the media type?
I don't think fragments can or should have media types. Content-type
media types in MIME are for identifying the application semantics
intended by an entire message body, and not for denoting anything
about the types of components of that body.