IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

Chris Lilley chris at
Sun Apr 4 15:31:34 BST 1999

David Brownell wrote:
> MURATA Makoto wrote:
> > "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"!  :-)

But that is only unsafe because this RFC made it so. Your tactic seems
to be to work around the problem with text/xml registration by not using
it; my approach is to get the text/xml registration fixed so it is not
so unsafe.


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