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

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 17:39:58 +0200
Message-ID: <127307864937.20020618173958@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, Braden McDaniel <braden@lnk.com>
CC: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>

On Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 5:29:41 PM, Braden wrote:

BM> On Tue, 2002-06-18 at 08:40, Jim Ley wrote:

BM> [snip]

>> 5.1 Notes on text/ecmascript
>>    By the best of the author's knowledge, this Media Type has been
>>    introduced by the SVG [SVG10] specifications.  It is beeing used
>>    there and defined as the default value for the 'contentScriptType'
>>    attribute of the 'svg' element.
>> I'd again suggest that it was never the place of an SVG working group to
>> invent a mime-type for ECMAScript.
Other options being

a) pick "javascript" instead (netscape copyright name, poorly documented)
b) pick "jscript" instead (microsoft copyright name, poorly documented)
c) leave it wide open and say scripters are on their own

None of these seem appealing to me.

BM> Furthermore, the type simply is wrong-headed. "application/ecmascript"
BM> is appropriate.

because .....

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 11:42:16 UTC

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