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Re: [XMLHttpRequest] update from the editor

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 13:52:01 -0400
Message-ID: <68fba5c50705141052i70608e6atacc64784680be611@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

On 5/14/07, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> Personally I don't think lack of registration is a particularly
> strong reason not to define handling for a particular MIME type.

At the very least, the W3C/IETF liasons should discuss this. It is
exceedingly bad manners to squat a on parts of a shared namespace,
such as MIME types or HTML tag names, in the first place. The W3C
should not reward that behavior by standardizing unregistered types.

I have to wonder why the type was suggested if no one has any usage
data. If people are using it, this particular type is water under the
bridge, so I personally feel that the IETF should register and
document it. The registration procedures are a lot easier now.


Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Received on Monday, 14 May 2007 17:52:14 UTC

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