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Re: Draft minutes from TAG telcon of 2008-07-24, plain text

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:47:24 -0500
Message-ID: <488A49EC.7040301@aptest.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org

Oh I see.  They are producing an XHTML version of their registries... 
but I would guess those are generated out of the custom xml.  That is 
unfortunate, I agree.

Dan Connolly wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 14:38 -0500, Shane McCarron wrote:
>   
>> There is a note about XHTML here w.r.t. IANA registries that I don't 
>> understand... DanC or someone, can you fill in the blanks?
>>     
>
> XHTML is also XML. I prefer XHTML to separate custom XML dialects
> for this sort of thing. But I seem to be part of a vanishing
> minority.
>
>   
>> Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>>     
>>> DanC: News from IETF
>>>
>>> <DanC> IANA Update: Project to convert registries to XML
>>> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg52473.html
>>>
>>> <DanC> "In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, IANA
>>> will continue to maintain the legacy plain text formats until 30
>>> November 2008. After this date, plain text versions will only be
>>> provided that are derived from the XML formats. However, implementors
>>> who intend to parse the contents of an IANA protocol registry should
>>> migrate to using the XML versions, rather than the plain text
>>> version."
>>>
>>> SW: Instead of text files?
>>>
>>> DC: In addition to
>>> ... XHTML could have killed two bullets with one stone there. . .
>>>       
>
>   

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