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Re: registering formats in the web [uriMediaType-9] [Fwd: Request for MIME media type Application/Personal Tree - prs.]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 08:53:17 +1100
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0602021353n15d3d5f2i6cab9a18dadb54d2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Thanks for the clarifications, but ...

On 2/3/06, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> Well, there need only be one registered media type that works this
> way.

How can that be?  The TAG has already said[1] that new formats should
get new media types, right?  How would this media type change that?

Are you perhaps thinking that the URI in the parameter could be used
to dispatch applications?  If so, I don't think that's workable as
virtually all (AFAICT) software that dispatches off media types, does
it off the media type name independent of the value of any parameters.

 [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2002/0129-mime (admittedly, this was
superceded by a finding[2] which doesn't say that, exactly)
 [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2004/0430-mime

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 2 February 2006 21:53:35 GMT

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