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Re: Dangers of application/xml
Oops, just saw this while catching up on email.
> Dan Kohn wrote:
> > SUGGESTED:
> > Many protocols and applications use XML to specify a new language and/or
> > document type. In these cases, a new MIME media type SHOULD be
> > registered with the IANA for the reasons specified in RFC 3023 sections
> > 7 and A.1. For situations where XML is used to encode more generic
> > structured data, such as document-oriented applications that involve
> > combining XML with a stylesheet, "application/xml" SHOULD be used.
I don't understand that last sentence. Many document-oriented
applications should be using a custom media type. What is meant by
"more generic structured data"? Perhaps a more concrete example would
be in order.
We have to be very careful when recommending application/xml be used,
as I've tried to describe.
Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. distobj@xxxxxxx