Content-Document-Type: was (Re: MIME types vs. DOCTYPE)
jborden at mediaone.net
Tue Mar 2 20:12:31 GMT 1999
John Cowan wrote:
>Jonathan Borden wrote:
>> Please explain what:
>> Content-type: text/xhtml
>> can possibly do for you that:
>> Content-type: text/xml; doctype="http://www.w3.org/xhtml.dtd"
>> cannot do. (Note: the use of doctype = dtd is an example, the
>> point to any URI. Just like the XML namespace URI, the doctype URI serves
>> a unique identifier and implies no particular meaning.
>I agree, except that I would prefer to see an FPI rather than (or
>in addition to) a URI. That would be extensible to HTML as well as
>XHTML, and therefore to the text/html media type as well as the
>text/xml media type.
This is a good idea.
A general way to employ the Content-type header to specify a document type
Content-type: text/xml; element="html"; fpi="-//W3C//DTD XTHML 1.0
This should apply to text/html, text/xml, text/sgml, application/xml etc.
deja vu all over again :-)
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