[tei-council] TEI Mimetype and W3C draft of "Associating Style Sheets with XML documents"
James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 10 18:05:33 EST 2009
David Sewell wrote:
> No, you're not being thick. I sent the earlier message in a hurry
> while quickly scanning through my email, and in looking back at the new
> W3C draft I am realizing that to the extent that it strengthens the XML
> stylesheet framework, it perhaps makes the MIME type on XML less
> critical. So I guess its effect on the TEI mimetype discussion is at
> best neutral.
Yes, linking the TEI-Consortium stylesheets with a document based on
mime-type was mentioned by those supporting the idea of a mime-type as a
possible application of it. My answer at the time, I thought, was that
there are already better ways to do this (viz using xml-stylesheet
processing instructions). So this is just a red herring I think. I'm
still not whole-heartedly against the idea...just don't think we should
rush in. ;-)
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> David Sewell wrote:
>>> There is a draft 2nd edition of "Associating Style Sheets with XML
>>> >From a quick scan of what's new there, am I correct in thinking that it
>>> obviates some of James's objections to defining application/tei+xml as
>>> an application type? In any case it seems that the intent of the
>>> revisions is to make XML stylesheet association more robust.
>> I'm sure I'm being thick here, but I can't actually see anything that
>> relates to the mime-type issue in this draft. Which bits do you think
>> are relevant?
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