text/xml vs application/xml

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Dec 1 22:34:33 EET 2005

On Thursday 01 December 2005 19:50, Christian Neumair wrote:

> Unfortunately, I think many implementations are broken wrt this very
> subtle RFC detail. For now, I've decided to make "application/xml" the
> main XML MIME type, add "text/xml" as an alias, and make all the
> previously "text/xml" subclassed MIME types descendants of
> "application/xml" [1,2]. I think charset detection is really out of
> scope for our MIME package.

Isn't an XML file considered to be in ASCII unless a different enconding is 
specified by the processing instruction?

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