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Re: (aside) MIME type

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:32:07 -0600
Message-ID: <CABirCh8AfZcBsxj-fNWq6TJXHLj2NFbZ95zuauHsuOVcg6Zo6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:

> So just call it 'Internet Media Type' like the IETF and IANA do, and quit
> quibbling.
> An informative aside (previously called MIME type) can be added for folks
> not up to speed.

That would be incorrect.  It's still called the MIME type; that's what
people know it by, and everyone knows what it means.  Ignore misguided
attempts by standards bodies to impose changes on a well-established,
widely understood term, and just call it what it's called.

(If you think it's quibbling, that means you think it's a waste of time to
worry about either way.  You're asking for a bunch of changes to be made to
specs to change terminology, so you do seem to care; so please don't say
that other people are quibbling.)

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:32:35 UTC

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