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Re: Media types and assertions

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 10:07:06 -0500
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040311100706.I2194@www.markbaker.ca>

> Under the circumstances, I feel this is as far as the current consensus 
> extends, and that we really don't want to delay registration of the MIME 
> type any further.

Thanks Graham, I wasn't aware of much of that history.

I'm a bit confused about why there couldn't be concensus on this though,
since in the recent discussions on this topic it seems that most folks
are resigned to the fact that application/rdf+xml documents *do* assert
the triples they encapsulate.

Would it help if those on the WG who didn't agree with this view were
given the opportunity to create another RDF/XML media type which didn't
assert triples?

I think this is pretty important, and more important than getting the
registration out (since people are using it, and I haven't observed any
interop problems with it).  Ambiguity in media types is not a nice
thing.

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2004 10:05:16 UTC

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