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SVG12: charset parameter for image/svg+xml

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 02:49:32 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Cc: ietf-types@iana.org
Message-ID: <41b49119.563677485@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/mimereg.html attempts to
register the "image/svg+xml" MIME Type but the registration lacks the
charset parameter as defined in RFC 3023. This defeats the purpose of
the +xml convention which attempts to provide a means for generic XML
processing.

Generic XML tools such as Validators, Editors, XSLT and XQuery
processors, and full-text XML search engines would need to maintain
special knowledge to ignore the charset parameter for image/svg+xml
documents which is expensive and unlikely to happen. In fact, a number
of deployed tools already don't do that, for example the W3C Markup
Validator would need to be updated with special code for image/svg+xml
in order to comply with the registration.

Thus, please change the registration to be consistent with application/
xml as defined in RFC 3023.

regards.
Received on Monday, 1 November 2004 01:50:25 UTC

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