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Re: XBL media type?

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:35:55 +0200
Message-Id: <7642A612-7C9E-4917-B586-24B77B4F9A62@expway.fr>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

On Aug 23, 2006, at 23:34, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2006, at 21:32, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Media types tend to be used for purposes that you aren't planning  
>> for right now...
>
> Surely in order to reap any useful network effects from an  
> installed base the MIME type needs to be widely deployed. New MIME  
> types are hard for average authors to deploy (because usually the  
> author is not in charge of the server config). Moreover, if there  
> are no immediate must-have benefits today, there's no incentive for  
> people out there to deploy a new MIME type.

Registered media types with corresponding file extensions tend to  
make it into Apache (and other servers) pretty fast. Since people do  
tend to upgrade those, new types tend to actually spread a lot faster  
than many expect.

-- 
Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 10:36:12 GMT

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