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Re: Fwd: Three bits on MediaTypes and IANA

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:33:56 -0500
Message-Id: <200201161933.g0GJXui22760@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: reagle@w3.org
cc: LMM@acm.org, w3c-policy@apps.ietf.org, www-tag@w3.org, "Michael Mealling" <michaelm@rwhois.net>, "Ted Hardie" <hardie@equinix.com>, "Graham Klyne" <GK@acm.org>
> Nor any policy that they should not.

I would strongly argue *against* defining a URL for each media-type.
First, because this would constrain how IANA organizes its site in 
the future.  Second, because it would encourage the practice of 
using URLs in place of registered names, thereby creating confusion 
and bypassing the established mechanisms for registration of those names.

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