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Re: ACTION-725: Send a list of content-types for which content transformation applies

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:22:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4816F6FF.6070801@w3.org>
To: Sean Patterson <SPatterson@Novarra.com>
CC: public-bpwg-ct <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>

Thanks Sean!

I was about to react on "text/xml" but remembered that it is indeed 
possible to serve XHTML pages using this generic content type, as 
explained in:
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types/
(I only mention it so that I don't forget about it again ;-))

I'm more puzzled by "text/plain". What are the transformations that a 
proxy may do to resources served with that content type? A conversion to 
an HTML response?

FranÁois.


Sean Patterson wrote:
> Here is a list of content types that a CT proxy may want/need to transform:
> 
> ***_Text and markup:_*
> 
> text/html
> 
> application/xhtml+xml  (if not identified as mobile content in DOCTYPE)
> 
> application/xml  (if XTHML and not identified as mobile content in DOCTYPE)
> 
> text/xml  (if XTHML and not identified as mobile content in DOCTYPE)
> 
> text/plain
> 
> application/rtf
> 
> ***_De facto_****_ standards and proprietary types_****_:_****__*
> 
> application/pdf
> 
> application/msword
> 
> application/msexcel
> 
> application/vnd.ms-excel
> 
> application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
> 
> application/mspowerpoint
> 
> application/x-shockwave-flash
> 
> ***_CSS:_*
> 
> text/css
> 
> ***_Images:_*
> 
> image/gif
> 
> image/jpeg
> 
> image/png
> 
> ***_JavaScript:_*
> 
> application/x-javascript
> 
> text/javascript
> 
> I think this includes the most common content types that would be 
> transformed, but itís possible Iíve left some off.  Of course there are 
> a large number of uncommon content types that a particular CT proxy may 
> want to transform.
> 
> Iíve left multimedia types (audio, video) off the list for now.  Not 
> sure if we want to say anything about those types.
> 
> Sean
> 
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