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[Bug 11864] New: section "12 IANA considerations 12.1 text/html" suggests: "This registration is for community review and will be submitted to ...registration with IANA." I understand from this that it it intended to replace RFC 2854. If so I have a problem with the stat

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Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:02:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11864

           Summary: section "12 IANA considerations 12.1 text/html"
                    suggests: "This registration is for community review
                    and will be submitted to ...registration with IANA." I
                    understand from this that it it intended to replace
                    RFC 2854.  If so I have a problem with the stat
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top

Comment:
section
"12 IANA considerations
12.1 text/html"
suggests: "This registration is for community review and will be submitted to
...registration with IANA." I understand from this that it it intended to
replace RFC 2854. 
If so I have a problem with the statement later in the same section:
"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."

It seems that the definition says that all html documents currently on the web
are HTML5 documents. This is clearly not the situation. the registration of
text/html media type should recognize that there are many versions of HTML
used on the web, as RFC 2854 does.

Nir Dagan
nir@nirdagan.com

Posted from: 109.66.1.55

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