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Re: text/turtle

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 08:55:55 -0400
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@miscoranda.com>
Cc: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090314125555.GK1114@w3.org>
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:01:09AM +0000, Sean B. Palmer wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> 
> According to How to Register a Media Type for a W3C Specification [1],
> the Registration Status for text/turtle, which the SPARQL Protocol REC
> uses, is "?!?”. Does this mean that it was never submitted to the IESG
> for consideration?

yeah, we had no media type by REC time.


> Strangely, the Turtle Team Submission says that it was submitted:
> 
>    This information that follows has been submitted to the IESG for
>    review, approval, and registration with IANA.
> – http://www.w3.org/TeamSubmission/2008/SUBM-turtle-20080114/#sec-mediaReg
> 
> But the "has been submitted" link is to this email:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/mid/20071218114549.GQ8244@w3.org

when you go before the iesg, you have to show that there was
consensus, as indicated by a lack of grumbling on ietf-types. whenever
you submit a text/ media type, you get all sorts of grumbling. for
instance, "what's the realistic default character encoding?" "what's
your nasty media type doing next to text/plain anyways, it's not like
my grandmother's going to read it?"

i left all this on hold while the http1.1bis group endlessly cycles on
the former question (taking deployment into account, what's the default
media type?) .

as to the latter question, if you add up the arguments, there appears
to be no consensus over whether there should be any text/ type apart
from text/plain. i, of course, do, as evidenced by my clains of
text/{turtle,n3}, but i'd be happy for someone else to argue the same
side to add some credibility. want to gang up on them?


> Which is to ietf-types, not the IESG. So there's no evidence that the
> steps described in [1] have been completed with respect to this media
> type. Certainly the type has not been registered, because it doesn't
> appear in the IANA's Media Types Assignments List [2].
> 
> You're listed as the contact for this in [1], so I thought I'd drop you a note!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2002/06/registering-mediatype
> [2] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/text/
> 

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