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Re: Feedback on "Offline Web Applications" (Editor's Draft 17 November 2007)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:02:22 +0100
Message-ID: <47416D3E.2050002@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
>> But not with things like InputStreamReader, right? So sorry, I still 
>> believe that the requirement to support single CRs introduces 
>> completely useless complexity. (As the introduction of a new 
>> text-based format anyway.)
> 
> For browser-hosted implementations, it's easier if newline rules are 
> consistent between different text-based formats. This argues for 
> allowing CR in this format.
> ...

I simply don't buy that this is sufficient reason to violate the base 
RFC. This is a new MIME type, not text/html. If you don't want to obey 
the text/* rules, use application/*. (for instance, that was done for 
the Relax NG Compact format -- 
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/relax-ng-compact-syntax).

That being said, I am now confused about what the "willful double 
violation of RFC2046" actually is, and I think this needs to be explained.

I also have to note that while the format allows single-CR as line 
terminator (which I think is obscure), it doesn't allow a leading BOM 
(something that you'll get when you edit an UTF-8 encoded text file with 
Notepad).

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 19 November 2007 11:02:40 UTC

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