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RE: MIME registration and usage (WAS {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-04-01: action items, decision policy update, issue status)

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 15:53:38 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F802D5F604@TK5EX14MBXC132.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
The W3C TAG is also discussing MIME registration and usage.  See their recent minutes at [1] and a related TAG action item [2].

/paulc

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2010/04/01-minutes.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2010Apr/0008.html 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 4:42 PM
To: Julian Reschke
Cc: Sam Ruby; Paul Cotton; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-04-01: action items, decision policy update, issue status


On Apr 2, 2010, at 6:20 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 30.03.2010 23:05, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> ...
>> Time permitting, can you add an agenda item to discuss cross-working
>> group MIME type coordination?
>>
>> Since I have been named as co-chair, I've been consistently against
>> "active development of two incompatible vocabularies being served  
>> with
>> the same media type and being defined in the same XML namespace"[1]
>>
>> Yet, more recently, we've been informed[2], in a way that makes it  
>> sound
>> like a fait accompli, that changes are being made to the remaining  
>> XHTML
>> specs to do exactly that.
>> ...
>
> +1
>
> We talked about this shortly on the telco. Below a somewhat extended  
> version of what I had to say:
>
> From a standards point of view, new documents (be it NOTEs or RECs)  
> about text/html are *irrelevant*, until the media type registration  
> is updated as well.

Even if these documents do not actually affect the registration, I  
think they are still a problem. It seems like a bad idea to have  
documents, whether WG Notes or RECs, that claim things about text/html  
which are in not accordance with the MIME registration, and which are  
not going to be submitted to IANA. That seems likely to create  
confusion.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 3 April 2010 15:54:17 GMT

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