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Re: Coordination of script in XHTML, SVG, and XSLT 1.1 (aka RDDL as a delivery vehicle...)

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 07:58:15 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330102b6c7ea524f3a@[192.168.1.6]>
To: derhoermi@gmx.net (Bjoern Hoehrmann), Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Cc: xsl-list@lists.mulberrytech.com, www-svg@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
At 10:00 AM +0100 3/4/01, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>Current implementations use a type attribute to identify the used
>language. This attribute takes a valid MIME type. One major problem is,
>that _there are no MIME types_ registered for common scripting
>languages. I tried to change that and contacted several entities asking
>for help. I had no success:
>

This is not as big a problem as you make out. Although standard types 
like text/javascript or application/vbscript would be a win, there 
are multiple options:

1. Start an RFC to define these types ourselves.

2. Use vendor types like application/vnd.w3c.javascript

3. Use x-types like x-script/x-javascript

If using MIME media types to identify scripting languages is a good 
idea (and I think it is) then registering an appropriate type is not 
that hard. RFC 3023, XML Media Types, 
<http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3023.html>, was put together by a an 
informal group of interested individuals. It was not pushed by the 
W3C.
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