On Saturday 05 March 2005 19:06, Dave Hodder wrote:
Section 1.7 of OpenDocument 1.0 Committee Draft 3 states: "For office
documents that conform to this specification but are not contained in a
package, it is RECOMMENDED to use the MIME type text/xml."
May I respectfully suggest that the "application/xml" MIME type is
Although "text/xml" is a legal media type, the W3C recommends against
its use, and there's a good chance it will be depreciated in future.
(Over the web, anything advertised with text/* media types can be
transcoded by intermediate proxies, etc. which is potentially problematic.)
This makes sense.
However I don't see why non-packaged OpenDocument files ("flat xml") shouldn't
use a real OASIS mimetype instead of text/xml or application/xml.
After all we want to launch OpenDocument-aware applications (e.g. OOo or KOffice)
when clicking on such files, not raw XML editors.