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Re: About the media types text/x-php and text/x-php-source

Vincent Lefevre writes ("Re: About the media types text/x-php and text/x-php-source"):
> On 2012-08-28 11:43:32 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > But the clients aren't broken.  They simply haven't been taught about
> > every possible programming language.  That is not a bug.  There will
> > always be some language whose special mime type is not implemented
> > everywhere.
> An advantage of text/* is that there isn't a need to teach them.

That's precisely my point.

> However the sender must make sure that the provided charset is
> correct.

Indeed so.

> Now, the sender could also provide a charset with
> application/*, in which case the recipient client should know
> that this is necessarily text.

Is that actually written down in the MIME specs anywhere ?  I wouldn't
have thought that would be a safe assumption at all.


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