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Re: The 'image/svg+xml' Media Type

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:33:18 +0200
Message-ID: <113289465453.20020618123318@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>

On Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 12:25:04 AM, Jim wrote:

JL> "Dave Hodder" <dmh@dmh.org.uk>
>>    Security considerations:
>>       (The same as application/xml.)

JL> Given that conformant dynamic SVG applications must implement ECMAScript
JL> that being the same is not IMO sufficient.

Yes, correct. They can also implement any other scripting or
programming language with dom access.

>> I'd be interested to know whether the W3C has any intention of
>> submitting an Internet-Draft for this media type in the near future;

JL> I'd be interested to know why the WG has not already submitted one, we're
JL> stuck in a situation where on pragmatic grounds we have little choice but
JL> to have image/svg+xml if we're not going to break existing
JL> implementations.

The mime type was defined in the SVG 1.0 Rec. Go ahead and use it.
Thats not (just) pragmatism, its standards compliance.

The necessary paperwork for IANA/IETF is in process, but has a number
of dependencies including new procedures for registration of W3C media
types with IANA, currently being put into place; the security section
as you mentioned, and the charset requirements of application/xml
which mandate breakage and needs to be fixed.

JL> The SVG Working groups ease of inventing mime-types is something to worry
JL> about.

A 'because' would have been good in that sentence.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 06:35:34 UTC

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