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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].


[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  
>> 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  

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