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Re: N-Triples MIME type should not be text/plain -- comment on RDF Test Cases.

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 00:31:13 +0000
Message-ID: <472E6451.3010601@danbri.org>
To: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
CC: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Garret Wilson wrote:
> 
> The following messages seems to be a good overview of some of the 
> perceived problems with a text top-level MIME type:
> 
> http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg36105.html
> http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg36149.html
> 
> Of particular interest is the RFC 2046 requirement that all line breaks 
> be CRLF, and that CR and LF not appear outside a line break sequence. 
> This doesn't worry me so much---after all, "text/xml" seems to ignore 
> this requirement (XML allows arbitrary CRs and LSs; see 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-line-ends>).

My understanding is that text/xml is widely considered problematic,
eg. http://annevankesteren.nl/2005/03/text-xml
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types/ quoting from
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt

Dan
Received on Monday, 5 November 2007 00:32:30 GMT

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