Swiss german, spoken

Peter Constable petercon at
Mon Jun 13 22:39:06 CEST 2005

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Karen_Broome at

> Will a MIME type help me distinguish between Arabic, Devangari, Latin,
> Traditional Chinese, or Simplified Chinese in the XML format? Can it
> used with the xml:lang attribute?

MIME types do not distinguish between languages; they distinguish
between file types, such as plain text versus HTML versus MP3, etc. MIME
types can be used to determine that the representation modality is text
versus audio or video.

Peter Constable

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