IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

David Brownell db at
Fri Apr 2 20:49:55 BST 1999

MURATA Makoto wrote:
> David Brownell wrote:
> > Again, no it doesn't.  The idea is to get the web server to
> > attach the correct MIME content type, which is NOT "text/xml"
> > in many/most cases.  Authors must rely on the administrator
> > not breaking their content, and this is part of it.
> "application/xml" is appropriate for some XML data.  On the other
> hand, if you do not want to miss fallback to text/plain, "text/xml"
> is the right choice.

True -- but if there's one basic rule that seems safer 
than another, it's "default to application/xml" rather
than "assume ASCII and stick to text/xml"!  :-)

- Dave

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