XML media types revisited

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Mon Jan 18 11:10:38 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Simon St.Laurent [SMTP:simonstl at simonstl.com]
> Of course plain text will still survive; I'm hardly proposing abolishing
> text or application as top-level types.  I'm just saying that XML is a
> top-level type itself. 
	I've been thinking about this, and I think it's wrong. In a previous
life I programmed on the Amiga. They had a hunked file format called IFF
that was similar in some ways to XML, it allowed you to store structured
data in (binary) files, and had many applications:

	iff/ilbm - the standard bitmap graphic format
	iff/ftext - an rtf-like standard
	iff/dr2d - a 2d vector graphic format


	Now we wouldn't have considered this as a top level mime type, just
because you used the same parser code to get at the data, because the data
represents _completely_ different things. So personally I think we should
just have:

	application/x-resume (I'm working on a resume DTD if anyone's


	Just my .02

Perl on Win32, PerlScript, ASP, Database, XML
GCS(GAT) d+ s:+ a-- C++ UL++>UL+++$ P++++$ E- W+++ N++ w--@$ O- M-- !V 
!PS !PE Y+ PGP- t+ 5 R tv+ X++ b+ DI++ D G-- e++ h--->z+++ R+++

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