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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:28:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4C7FA660.3040607@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 02.09.2010 15:20, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sep 2, 2010, at 01:03, David Singer wrote:
>
>> IANA is very successful, respected, and useful, for many many types.
>
> What Web-related registrations is IANA successful and useful for? Off the top of my head, the language tag registry is pretty complete. Other than that, the MIME registry doesn't usefully and successfully match reality (e.g. image/svg+xml), the charset registry doesn't match reality (see additional aliases in HTML5) and the URL scheme and HTTP header registries are totally out of sync with the deployed practice.

I agree that some registries are not complete. I disagree that it's 
necessarily the IANA's fault. The SVG issue is a nice example for that.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2010 13:28:41 UTC

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