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Re: question about TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 11:04:50 -0700
Message-ID: <3CDABA42.1000401@textuality.com>
To: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> In http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2002/0129-mime, section "Registration
> of Media Types by W3C Working Groups" says "W3C Working Groups
> engaged in defining a language SHOULD arrange for the registration
> of an Internet Media Type for that language."
> 
> In order to take useful guidance from this finding, I find
> myself compelled to ask: What is a language?  If there is a
> definition in the document, I cannot find it.

A data format defined by a set of syntactic constraints.

But de facto, it's like pornography: hard to define but you know one 
when you see it. -Tim
Received on Thursday, 9 May 2002 22:17:56 GMT

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