If an XML external parsed entity - that is, the unprocessed, source XML entity - is readable by casual users, text/xml-external-parsed-entity is preferable to application/xml-external-parsed-entity. MIME user agents (and web user agents) that do not have explicit support for text/xml-external-parsed-entity will treat it as text/plain, for example, by displaying the XML MIME entity as plain text. (RFC 3023: XML Media Types)


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