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Re: [widgets] Content-type sniffing and file extension to MIME mapping

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 07:11:38 +0100
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ulo5bgnzidj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:53:22 +0100, Marcos Caceres  
<marcosscaceres@gmail.com> wrote:

> Moi? a personal political agenda to rid the word of
> application/xhtml+xml? never! :P
> Seriously speaking, the list of types is supposed to reflect what the
> working group believes are the core development technologies that
> underpin widgets (for version 1.0, at least). I personally don't have
> an issue with including application/xhtml+xml, but I think it is
> unfair to require implementations to support it. Also, having optional
> supported types introduces fragmentation. However, we could add
> application/xhtml+xml and say that if the implementation does not
> handle xhtml, then it may treat it as text/html... but that is
> probably just asking for problems(?).

I'd prefer if they treated it as application/xml instead.

In fact, authors who want to use XHTML (or SVG, etc) in widgets could just  
use the .xml extension and it would work.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 06:12:21 UTC

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