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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 03:04:50 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimxaHF7vwBq-d83VjjimhHvALPVMwZ+m3MoQMde@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:52 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 06.09.2010 10:45, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>
>> ...
>> Who benefits from trusting that image/svg+xml doesn't exist (and
>> presumably "cannot" be used) or from trusting that ISO-8859-1 isn't an alias
>> for Windows-1252 when decoding?
>> ...
>
> Henri,
>
> please stop citing image/svg+xml as a case where the registry failed.
>
> As far as I can tell, the registry *works*, as it has rejected the attempt
> to register something that is incompatible with RFC 3023.

The registry has clearly failed in the case of image/svg+xml. It's a
mime type which people use and rely on, and that clients implement,
thus would be dangerous for other actors to try to use. Yet it is not
in the registry.

We can certainly try to assign blame, and figure out if it's the fault
of the people who didn't register the mimetype when they started to
use it, or if they attempted to register but ignored the correct
advice from the people running the registry telling them not to use it
since it's in violation of rfc 3023, or if it's the people running the
registry for making registration such a complicated procedure as to
deter people from using it.

However this doesn't change the fact that the registry has not worked.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 6 September 2010 10:05:43 UTC

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