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Re: TAG ACTION-407 -- text/html media type and legacy

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:34:17 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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Further to our discussion of the HTML 5 draft approach to updating the
text/html media type registration, the TAG today agreed to request the
change below.

Your ISSUE-53 (note that we, perhaps mistakenly, had previously
suggested this would relate to HTML ISSUE 4) is relevant.

In section 12.1 [1]

Add

    *Introduction and background*

      HTML has been in use in the World Wide Web information
      infrastructure since 1990, and specified in various informal
      documents.  The text/html media type was first officially
      defined by the IETF HTML working group in 1995 in [HTML20].

      Subsequent standardization work at the W3C relevant to this
      media type was published in [HTML32], [HTML40] and [HTML401].

      This registration updates [RFC2854] by identifying this
      specification as the relevant specification, without ruling out
      continued use of the text/html media type for older documents.

and replace

    *Interoperability considerations:*
        Rules for processing both conforming and non-conforming
        content are defined in this specification.
    *Published specification:*
        This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a
        resource with the text/html type asserts that the resource is
        an HTML document using the HTML syntax.

with

    *Interoperability considerations:*

        This specification defines rules for processing not only
        conforming also non-conforming documents, including those
        which conform to the early specifications listed above.

    *Published specification:*

        This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a
        document with the text/html type asserts that the document is
        a member of the HTML family, as defined by this specification
        or those listed above [ref Introduction and background], and
        licenses its interpretation according to this specification.

ht, on behalf of the TAG

[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/iana.html#text-html
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