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re: expiration of the WG

From: Don Larson <dlarson@cgmlarson.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:38:22 -0500
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, public-webcgm-wg@w3.org <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <RkRZSVBHMSQtXC1RKCpSODIzNzIzOTY@foghorn>
Lofton,

I don't see any pressing issues with WebCGM 2.1 that would justify the continuation of the WG.
The only technical issue we've had so far is use of semi colon in the MIME type, i.e.
image/cgm;Version=4;ProfileId=WebCGM

The semi colon causes a problem for a Firefox WebCGM plugin implementation since Firefox
uses the semi colon to delimit a MIME type.  Firefox treats our WebCGM MIME type as 3
distinct MIME types.  We will substitute a dash for the semi colon in our Firefox plugin to get
around this dilemma.


I do hate to see us loose contact with W3C though, in case there are issues that would
require changes to the spec.   It would be nice if CGM Open could be a member of W3C so
that someone could monitor what's happening in W3C.  I have enjoyed being on the W3C
Advisory Committee mailing list that came with my company being a W3C member which
will soon go away because we won't renew this year.



Regards,
Don Larson
Larson Software Technology
Tel: (713)977.4177 ext. 102
www.cgmlarson.com

>  WebCGM WG --
>
>  The charter of the WebCGM WG expires at the end of April. Thierry has
>  asked me if there is interest to continue.
>
>  I don't think there is any agenda except possibly the schema note, about
>  which we have done nothing. Does anyone want to try to continue the WG?
>
>  Regards,
>  -Lofton.
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