Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Fri Jun 26 00:02:21 BST 1998

At 15:36 25/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Perhaps there should be a convention mapping MIME types onto XML
>notation names.  Of course, the "/" in MIME types isn't an XML
>name character, so it would have to be mapped into something else.

Without really knowing anything about NOTATION this seems a good idea.
Whenever I ask "why can't we have MIME support in XML?" (e.g. for an HREF
target) I am told by the gurus that NOTATION should be used. If there is an
algorithmic mapping, then I can use MIME and it can be converted into

Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS, Virtual Hyperglossary

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