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Re: Finishing the XML-tagging discussion
> > > One alternative - not necessarily one I am advocating, but just
> > > completeness - is to use a similar approach but swapped round:
> > >
> > > image/svg;ContentLanguage=xml
> > I favor something like this. it seems like it will interact more
> > cleanly with content negotiation mechanisms (as opposed to those
> > mechanisms having to acquire new pattern-matching facilities)
> > it's true that as MIME is architected the parameter space is on a
> > per-content-type basis. but I don't see any great harm if we define
> > some global parameter name space (say, parameter names that begin
> > with "$" are global). Then we could do something like:
> > content-type: image/svg; $superclass="application/xml"
ned - i agree with your take that having global parameters is a major change
suppose we were just to have something like:
Content-type: image/svg; representation="xml"
where "representation" is just a plain old MIME parameter.
would you object to something along these lines?