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Re: WOFF type registration

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:27:22 +0100
Message-ID: <9810538269.20101118222722@w3.org>
To: Tab Atkins <tabatkins@google.com>
CC: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
On Thursday, November 18, 2010, 9:13:08 PM, Tab wrote:

TA> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Levantovsky, Vladimir
TA> <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:
>> We were told that it would be an uphill battle and that it might take years to register a new top-level MIME type, and that there is no guarantee that we ever get there. It could have delayed the progress of the WOFF spec and we felt like it would have been too much of an effort. The WG discussed it at the No. 10 telcon and decided to go the easier route and register application/font-woff.

TA> "it might take years to register a new top-level MIME type" is the
TA> most retarded thing I've ever heard, but it's not your fault.

I agree, and it sucks, but there have been two previous attempts which have both been abandoned.

IETF media type registration is supposed to be lightweight, but can still take years or even over a decade ....

TA> Just wanted to know.

Good that you noticed, and checked.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Thursday, 18 November 2010 21:28:40 UTC

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