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Need an XBL media type

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 23:04:45 -0500
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0611092004i6e731032ucc53f0ed7f783dc2@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-appformats@w3.org

This is a comment against the XBL2 last call WD.

I believe the spec needs a media type, if only because the TAG
recommends it[1].  That finding links to a document[2] which describes
two possible registration procedures.  I suggest the group follow the
"new procedure" because it avoids duplication of normative text
between multiple specifications (the XBL spec & a would-be
registration RFC) and independent standards organizations (W3C and

Attached is a template you can start with, which assumes the new procedure.


 [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2004/0430-mime
 [2] http://www.w3.org/2002/06/registering-mediatype.html



Appendix A

   Type name: application

   Subtype name: xbl+xml

   Required parameters: none

   Optional parameters:

           This parameter has identical semantics to the charset parameter
           of the "application/xml" media type as specified in [XMLMIME].

   Encoding considerations:

       By virtue of XBL content being XML, it has the same considerations
       when sent as 'application/xbl+xml' as does XML.  See [XMLMIME],
       section 3.2.

   Security considerations:

       See section 1.3 of this specification.

       In addition, because XBL is XML, the security considerations for XML
       itself apply; see [XMLMIME] section 10.

   Interoperability considerations:

       There are no known interoperability considerations beyond those for XML
       itself.  See section 3.1 of [XMLMIME].

   Published specification:

       This document.

   Applications which use this media type:

       None at this point in time.

   Additional information:

       Magic number: none
       File extensions: xbl2
       Macintosh File Type code: TEXT
       Fragment identifiers: @@@ I'm not sure - sec 3.4 doesn't seem
to cover that case

   Person & email address to contact for further information:

       Ian Hickson, Google.  ian@hixie.ch (@@@ somebody else?)

   Intended usage: COMMON

   Author/Change controller:

     The XBL specification is a work product of the World Wide Web
     Consortium's Web Application Formats Working Group.  The W3C
     has change control over this specification.
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