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Re: http://www.nokia.com/corporate/wap/future_wap.html

Stefan `Sec` Zehl <sec@42.org> writes:

> On Thu, Sep 16, 1999 at 03:45:26PM +0200, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> > There are lots of things in the world which are abbreviated "WML".  As long as
> > nobody doesn't complain I think there is no problem with the fact that our
> > package also has this abbreviation. And even if someone would complain I would
> > certainly not immediately do any reaction, I think... Don't panic just because
> > you see "WML" also in other areas. 
> The only problem IIRC with WAP is, that their files also end in .wml and
> need a special content-type upon serving. That conflicts with our .wml
> files which should be delivered as text/plain. But I personally have no
> connection with WAP and thus don't have a problem :)

I had pointed this conflict out some days ago already and think it is
a potential problem. Of course you can tell your WAP users to name
their files something other than .wml and use whatever they (or you)
choose in your mime-type file. Not nice, though.

The lesson to learn is: never use three letter appreviations (thanks,
MS-DOS ...)


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