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Re: ISSUE-2: What is the mime type of a media fragment? What is its relation with its parent resource?

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:06:22 +0100
Message-Id: <p06240841c5a4c3f69f3c@[]>
To: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>, Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>

At 13:26  +0100 27/01/09, RaphaŽl Troncy wrote:
>ISSUE-2: What is the mime type of a media 
>fragment? What is its relation with its parent 

I think this is a confused question.  When a fragment is specified on a URI,


the user-agent separates the fragment from the 
URI and requests the main part of the resource 
over HTTP, and then interprets the fragment 
locally.  The HTTP server, which gives the MIME 
type, is unaware of the fragment.  Even if it 
gets the fragment in the URI GET, it is (I think) 
supposed to ignore it.  So the MIME type of a 
fragmented resource is the MIME type of the 
resource, isn't it?

>Raised by: RaphŽl Troncy
>Related to a discussion started by Guillaume [1].
>A media fragment URI can be used for addressing, 
>for example, a particular audio track of a mkv 
>movie, or a particular key-frame of a video. 
>What is the resulting mime type of the secondary 
>resource specified by the fragment (audio, 
>thumbnail, text)? Should we specify it in the 
>What RFC3986 does say about the mime type of a fragment [2]?
>Side issue: in case we create a new resource 
>(i.e. using the query '?' parameter instead of 
>the fragment '#' parameter), how do we make 
>explicit the relationship with the parent 
>resource it was extracted from?
>Do we use Link: rel="part_of" <video_uri> as suggested by Yves [3]?
>[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-3.5
>RaphaŽl Troncy
>CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
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David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:09:28 UTC

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