Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 09 November 2011 17:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/*
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On 2011-11-08 09:27, Graham Klyne wrote:
> It's not clear to me what purpose would be served that cannot be handled
> perfectly adequately by application/*
>
> My understanding (or impression over the years) was that the top-level
> MIME type was a kind of high-level dispatch indicator to a device
> capable of rendering or otherwise presenting the broad kind of content,
> with application/* serving for types that needed further processing
> before they might meaningfully be considered for presentation
>
> If I receive a font/* file, what might I do with it that is different
> from any other application/* type of file?
> ...

In HTTP:

	Accept: font/*

(not sure whether it would be useful, but at least that's one thing you 
need a top level type for...)

Best regards, Julian