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Re: Support Existing Content

From: John-Mark Bell <jmb@netsurf-browser.org>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:35:57 +0100 (BST)
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62L.0705021732340.17997@linuxproj.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Wed, 2 May 2007, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:

> L. David Baron wrote:
>
>> If you want strict error handling rules, you need to introduce them
>> before anyone handles the content that they're for, which
>> essentially means before anybody handles the MIME type of the format
>> they're sent in.
>
> Yes, I had come to the same conclusion.  "application/html"
> is one possibility, but there may already be browsers that
> accept it; "text/html5" seems pretty safe at first sight.

Surely this goes far beyond the scope of the charter:

[[
This group will maintain and produce incremental revisions to the HTML 
specification.
]]

To me, a new MIME type implies a new language. Therefore, in my view, this 
is nowhere near "incremental revisions".


John.
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 20:30:14 GMT

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