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Re: MIME types and fragment identifiers in HTML and XML




Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> > 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, 

Actually there are others, including ones that work with SMIL, SVG, and
WebCGM.

> and *those* certainly don't
> identify things with media types. 

That part is certainly true. To process the fragment (client-side
specialiser) one must first retrieve and dispatch the entire document,
according to it's media type as a whole, before then being able to point
to or position oneself at the particular fragment in question.

--
Chris