Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Wed Feb 24 21:18:28 GMT 1999

At 08:48 PM 2/24/99 +0000, Clark Evans wrote:
><YourComment author="Frank Boumphrey">
>  <snip what="thin clients that only understand xhtml"/>
>  The problem with using a specific text/xhtml mime is that it sets a
>  dangerous precedent, and could lead to a potential explosion of mime types.
>  However some kind of negotiation must be performed.
><MyReply author="Clark Evans" >
>  If the mime type was something like: 'text/xml.html' so that the
>  '.html' represented the xml dtd, I feel the precedent would 
>  not be _that_ bad.  

Er... too bad folks weren't more enthusiastic about xml/whatever.  xml/html
would've gotten us out of this one nicely.

Simon St.Laurent
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