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Re: IANA MIME type registration for SVG (again)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:28:34 -0400
Message-ID: <4A938492.4080200@w3.org>
To: www-SVG <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi, Helder-

We appreciate the reminder, and we understand and the issue and its effects.

This is out of the hands of the SVG WG, per se, which is why we haven't 
discussed it in our telcons.  However, W3C is continuing to work on 
this, and Chris Lilley is collaborating with the other authors of 
RFC3023-bis to bring this to completion as soon as possible.

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs


Helder Magalhães wrote (on 8/24/09 2:03 PM):
> Hi everyone,
>
> As no updates were received since a few months ago [1] (unless I'm
> missing something, but since the SVG WG minutes started to be CC'ed to
> this public list I haven't noticed anything about this subject), today
> I went to the IANA page and confirmed that there's nothing regarding
> SVG [2] yet so I'd like to recall for the status of IANA registration
> for the SVG MIME type.
>
> Although this may sound somehow irrelevant (?), thing is until the SVG
> MIME type is formally registered, one can't argument against web
> hosting companies for file type registration. Of course one can link
> to relevant documents [3] [4] but, until a formal acceptance is made
> at IANA, the system administrator must be a reasonable person in order
> to accept the "registration of this MIME type is in progress at the
> W3C" [3] as a requirement (of course that the IANA registration
> doesn't assure anything, but it is surely a much better argumentation
> basis).
>
> I'm convinced that putting a bit a pressure on this simple matter
> would help towards content widespread: currently, authors need to have
> sufficient know-how and server access privileges in order to fix
> things [6] where the defaults aren't appropriate, which can easily
> turn into a brick wall for starters.
>
> Best regards,
>   Helder
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2009Feb/0008.html
> [2] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/image/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/intro.html#MIMEType
> [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/mimereg.html
> [5] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt
> [6] http://wiki.svg.org/Server_Configuration
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