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Re: Inconsistency between IETF and W3C: XML fragments and media types
James Clark wrote:
> I'm not convinced there is an inconsistency here. The style element in
> HTML has a required type attribute. Does that imply elements have MIME
> types? I don't think so. It's just (ab)using MIME types as identifiers
> for stylesheet languages.
I personally think that this is an abuse and should be stopped.
> An alternative view is that the type
> pseudo-attribute on the PI is giving the MIME type of the complete
> resource, as an optimization to allow the resource not to be fetched if
> the MIME type cannot be handled. On either view I don't see an
This is one interpretation of the type (pseudo) attribute. We need
some clarification. I would like to hear opinions of the editors of HTML.
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