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Re: XBL media type?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:59:40 -0400
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0609060859h51e01382y6630c2692017fbda@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org

On 8/24/06, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> * Mark Birbeck wrote:
> >But all of this is irrelevant...the points were only being made in
> >order to illustrate a need for a feature. I see you're not opposed to
> >this feature, so there's obviously little point in debating further
> >whether it's needed or not. :)
> I have not seen anyone demonstrating there is a need for a XBL2-specific
> internet media type. Can you make an argument to support this request
> that does not depend on fragment identifier semantics and cannot be made
> for, e.g., XML Schema, which also uses application/xml?

My reasoning is simply that it's advantageous to separate document
data and metadata (i.e. to not sniff) for reasons of security and

The TAG has also chimed in on this;


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