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Re: Meida types and stylesheet linking
MURATA Makoto wrote:
> In message "Re: Meida types and stylesheet linking",
> Chris Lilley wrote...
> >Can you point me to some documentation that says that this usage of a MIME
> >type label, outside of a content-type header, is somehow invalid or
> In RFC 2045, we have the following:
> The purpose of the Content-Type field is to describe the data
> contained in the body fully enough that the receiving user agent can
> pick an appropriate agent or mechanism to present the data to the
> user, or otherwise deal with the data in an appropriate manner. The
> value in this field is called a media type.
> So, if something is not specified in the content-type field, it is
> not a media type :-)
No, sorry, the paragraph you quote does not establish commutativity.
The valie in that field is a media type, yes. That clearly establishes that
it is an error to put something else in that field.
It does not establish that it is an error to use that type elsewhere in
other contexts, and that is what people have been doing to good effect. The
alternative being to invent a new and parallel labelling scheme, which is
just a waste.
So the answer to my original question above is "no, I cannot"