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

From: Braden McDaniel <braden@lnk.com>
Date: 18 Jun 2002 12:54:56 -0400
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Message-Id: <1024419297.8361.62.camel@sphinx>

On Tue, 2002-06-18 at 11:39, Chris Lilley wrote:
> 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 .....

In addition to the text Jim quoted from RFC 2046, 4.5 includes,
"Expected uses for the 'application' media type include file transfer,
spreadsheets, data for mail-based scheduling systems, *and languages for
'active' (computational) material*." (emphasis added)

Braden
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 12:56:58 GMT

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