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Re: Fwd: Three bits on MediaTypes and IANA

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 18:40:31 -0500
Message-Id: <200201162340.SAA04829@tux.w3.org>
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: LMM@acm.org, w3c-policy@apps.ietf.org, www-tag@w3.org

Putting aside my confusion or disagreement with both of your reasons -- not 
uncommon to happen on this topic -- I want to focus on my immediate 
requirement: who/how do I ask such that URIs are allocated for the 
registered mediatypes (and better yet their paramter/values)?

On Wednesday 16 January 2002 14:33, Keith Moore wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Keith

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