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plan for getting media type registrations updated w.r.t. media fragments?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:56:09 -0500
To: public-media-fragment@w3.org
Cc: public-ietf-w3c <public-ietf-w3c@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1271782569.4466.7439.camel@pav.lan>

I see:

"This essentially means that only media type definitions (as registered
through the process defined in RFC 4288) are able to introduce a
standard structure on URI fragments for that mime type."

so far so good; then...

"The Media Fragment WG has no authority to update registries of all
targeted media types. ... We recommend media type owners to harmonize
their existing schemes with the ones proposed in this document and
update or add the fragment semantics specification to their media type

Is there a plan to get that recommendation implemented? It doesn't
seem responsible for W3C to Recommend the media fragments spec
without some plan in place to get the IETF/IANA registrations

I suggest
 (a) getting one or more IETF area directors to agree
  to get the registrations updated
 (b) making CR exit contingent on one or two of
  the registrations getting updated

The WG schedule currently has a fairly short CR period

That makes a certain amount of sense given that I see
fairly detailed discussion of test cases already.

So if plans are not already underway to get the
registrations updated, I suggest getting started soon.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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