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Re: Internet Media Types

From: Sean Owen <srowen@google.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 10:41:16 -0400
Message-ID: <e920a71c0607280741l2061af31xa09c680dcb0a20ab@mail.google.com>
To: "Susan Lesch" <lesch@w3.org>
Cc: public-bpwg@w3.org

Thanks very much Susan -- I think you're right about the term MIME
type. It's a well-understood term and I think it's synonymous with
"Internet Media Type", but I see several sources that say the latter
is the preferred term. I'll make this change. No we are not planning
to register any types; I'm attempting to reference the XHTML type in
this paragraph, but made two errors:

Yes, application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml should not have been mentioned in
the document. We will remove it in the next draft. And you may have
noticed that I mistyped a letter in the XHTML Internet media type as
well, which will be fixed.

Regards,
Sean

On 7/27/06, Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Congratulations on your First Public Working Draft [1] for mobileOK. A
> comment for 2.2:
>
>    "If the document's MIME type, as specified in the HTTP response
>    Content-Type header, is not application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml or
>    application/xhtml+wml , FAIL"
>
> These are called Internet Media Types (rather than MIME I think) and are
> not registered. Are you planning to register them?
>
> I am not an expert but am checking to see if mobileOK requires XHTML
> Basic and Basic requires application/xhtml+xml.
>
>    "If the document's DOCTYPE's PUBLIC identifier is not an XHTML
>    Basic identifier (at present, "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN" or
>    "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.0//EN"), FAIL"
>
> In case the references help, the topic came up in March of 2004 on two
> different W3C lists [2,3].
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-mobileOK-20060712/
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2004Mar/0001
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2004Mar/0000
>
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
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