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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 GMT

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