Larry Masinter wrote:
"Provide the minimum information necessary for a recipient to be able
to decide on an appropriate processor for an incoming message"
Why does this bar the door to an XML top-level type? What is so scary
about this that you aren't interested in doing the job as well as possible
rather than just saying "we've provided you with the least possible amount
of information so that you still have to guess what this pile of junk is"?
If you're going to describe something, describing it halfway seems like a
waste of time. If this is really the approach that MIME is required to
take, it may well be time to move on to something more robust.
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (June)
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