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Re: Approved TAG finding: Authoritative Metadata

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 04:16:55 +0200
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f6v4e2d17hn0v35l5bv10va8tmiphbscp7@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
>Question:  is this a good long term design for the Web?  It seems to mean 
>that you can't transmit a bit of text that happens to resemble XML at its 
>start, for example.  It's quite fragile in that respect.  What was a nice, 
>simple orthogonal text/plain media type (text is any sequence of Unicode 
>characters) becomes much more ad hoc (all text sequences except those that 
>happen to look like a continually changing set of other things).

Like here:

  The Internet media type / MIME type of N-Triples is
  text/plain and the character encoding is 7-bit US-ASCII.

    -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-testcases-20040210/

  Plain text does not provide for or allow formatting commands,
  font attribute specifications, processing instructions,
  interpretation directives, or content markup.

    -- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2046.txt

Well done.
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