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Re: [XMLHttpRequest] update from the editor

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 10:18:09 -0700
Message-Id: <EE6200FA-462F-499A-9B87-440E25314E18@apple.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

On May 14, 2007, at 9:26 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> * Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> It was added for compatibility with WebKit. I don't really feel  
>> strongly
>> about it, ...
> Excellent, I then look forward to a proposal that Jonas and I do not
> regard as inappropriate.

I don't personally feel strongly about this particular issue (I don't  
think it is common for sites to send text/xsl as a MIME type on the  
wire), but since when is the fact that someone "regard[s] [it] as  
inappropriate" a valid reason to change something? Shouldn't  
reasoning be based on valid technical arguments, not feelings?

Personally I don't think lack of registration is a particularly  
strong reason not to define handling for a particular MIME type. The  
question we should be examining is whether the MIME type is actually  
used in practice. If it is, then the right course of action is to get  
it registered with the IETF (and presumably marked deprecated). If it  
isn't, then we can safely require it not to be treated as XML.

I personally don't have the means to do research on this MIME type  
but I am hoping someone on this list does.

Received on Monday, 14 May 2007 17:18:22 UTC

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