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Re: [OK?] Re: SPARQL Protocol: suboptimal examples

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:36:47 -0600
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1138725407.4991.1135.camel@dirk.w3.org>

On Sun, 2006-01-29 at 18:25 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Kendall Clark wrote:
> >> I see this in the changelog but the example doesn't seem to have a
> >> document type declaration still. Ah, looking at the source, it's there
> >> but not properly escaped, so it won't show up.
> >
> >D'oh! Fixed in 1.107.
> Thanks.
> >> types is acceptable, the specific type here isn't. A more appropriate
> >> type would be e.g. application/vnd.w3c.notation3 which could easily be
> >> registered. So no, this does not satisfy me.
> >
> >But, really, you have to take this up with someone other than me or  
> >with the DAWG, I think. The Director has stated his preference for  
> >the N3 mime type, and I'm accommodating that request. So while I  
> >appreciate yr not being satisfied, there's nothing I can do to fix  
> >that, short of removing the example completely, which isn't going to  
> >happen on my say-so alone.
> You can register application/prs.kendallclark.notation3 or something
> like that.

I'm looking into it.

>  If the RDF DAWG wants to use Notation3 in a W3C Technical
> Report and requires a media type for Notation3 for that, it's the WG's
> responsibility to do what's necessary so this can be done in accordance
> with RFC 4288 and the TAG's finding on internet media types, both of
> which seem quite clear that use of unregistered and experimental media
> types is discouraged.

I'm sympathetic to that argument.

>  Use of unregistered media types in other W3C TRs
> has caused considerable problems, I don't see good technical reasons to
> accept such usage. I'm fine if we agree to disagree, the issue will then
> be reported along with the Working Group's request to advance the
> document to Candidate Recommendation status in which case The Director
> will look at it.

I hope to do better than that.

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