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Re: Draft text: The Core Feature Set (Sections 1 - 4)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 1996 11:59:27 PDT
To: koen@win.tue.nl
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, koen@win.tue.nl
Message-Id: <96Oct5.115927pdt."2757"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Why not have 'feature' registration work the same way as 'media type'
registration in IANA, rather than inventing another mechanism?

See, for example,
	draft-ietf-822ext-mime-reg-04.txt

Almost all of the consideration for media type registration apply to
feature registration; media type registration has been an enormous
tarpit in the past, and we should not exacerbate the problem by
ignoring history.

Some of the features listed are media type specific (html tables);
others are independent of media type and cut across those boundaries
(color, size). Shouldn't those be sorted out?

Regards,

Larry
Received on Saturday, 5 October 1996 12:04:03 EDT

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