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re: expiration of the WG

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:47:29 -0600
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To: public-webcgm-wg@w3.org <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>
Don,

At 10:38 AM 3/25/2011 -0500, Don Larson wrote:

>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

This is the first time this problem has been reported, unless I have missed 
something earlier.


>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.

Actually, Dave prepared a draft revision to the MIME type registration, but 
I dropped the ball and the WG never pursued it.  I don't know if his draft 
would have solved the problem you raise, but in any case it is probably too 
late to pursue it -- I imagine it takes some time to get something through 
the MIME registration process.

>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.

Yes, unfortunately I don't see an easy way to accomplish ongoing WG 
existence or CGMO membership in same.

Regards,
-Lofton.
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