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Re: Macintosh file type for RDF/XML

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:41:24 +0100
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Cc: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030804114124.0892d633.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:05:27 +0100
Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> wrote:

> There's currently an inconsistency between the MIME type registration:
> [[
> Additional information:
> 
>            Magic number(s): none
> 
>               Although no byte sequences can be counted on to consistently
>               identify RDF, RDF documents will have the sequence "http://
>               www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" to identify the RDF
>               namespace.  This will usually be towards the top of the
>               document.
> 
>            File extension(s): .rdf
> 
>            Macintosh File Type Code(s): "TEXT"
> ]]
> -- 
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-swartz-rdfcore-rdfxml-mediatype-02.txt
> 
> and the RDF syntax specification:
> [[
> It is recommended that RDF/XML files stored on Macintosh HFS file systems 
> be given a file type of "rdf " (all lowercase, with a space character as 
> the fourth letter).
> ]]
> -- 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030117/#section-MIME-Type
> 
> Not being a Macintosh user, I don't know which is better, but I think the 
> specs should be consistent.

TEXT doesn't sound right to me.  RDF/XML is an XML format that should be
separate from whatever text editors do.  I put this in the syntax working draft
March 2002 using words similar to SVG which uses "svg ".

Aaron can you please change this to "rdf "?

Thanks

Dave
Received on Monday, 4 August 2003 06:44:24 EDT

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