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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:00:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8E37EB.3060307@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Sam Ruby and Dan Connolly asked me to send proposed issue closures in 
> individual emails, with clear subject lines, and Cc'd to the issue 
> originator when possible. Apologies for the spam. If there are no 
> objections, I will close this issue on 2009-09-03.
> ------------
> ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - Need to update media type registrations
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/53
> This issue points out that the media type registrations for text/html 
> and application/xhtml+xml need to be updated. My understanding of the 
> agreement between the IETF and W3C is as follows: at Last Call time, we 
> should warn the IETF that we plan to update the media type registration 
> and provide them with the text for a provisional registration, and when 
> the spec becomes a REC, the registration becomes official, based on text 
> in the W3C spec. The spec now includes provisional registrations for 
> text/html, application/xhtml+xml, and other content types defined by the 
> spec:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#iana-considerations
> Therefore, I believe our responsibility to IANA for updating media type 
> registrations is fulfilled. Thus, this issue should be closed.
> ...

I don't think that is sufficient:

a) the current registration looses information from RFC 2854 -- RFC 2854 
applies to all HTML vocabularies (and references them), while the HTML5 
just describes the "current" language. (this could of course be fixed in 
HTML5 by adding that historic information in the right place)

b) we still should obsolete RFC 2854 in the RFC Index.

I think the simplest approach to this would be to simply update RFC 2854 
with the new information.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 August 2009 06:00:57 UTC

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