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Re: Backward-compatibility of text/html media type (ACTION-334, ACTION-364)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 10:38:38 -0600
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <1265128718.3812.256.camel@pav.lan>
On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 16:54 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > ...
> >> Not for restricting the class of documents which can be served.
> > 
> > I disagree.
> > ...
> 
> History aside, the Working Group will need to decide whether it *wants* 
> to make currently conforming HTML4 documents non-conforming text/html. I 
> don't believe we have discussed this yet, but obviously we need to.

I thought that was what the mediatypereg issue was all about.
 http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/53

Its state is closed, which suggests there should be a technical
decision that makes it clear which arguments were discussed and
which weren't, but I can't find it from tracker.

It sure would be nice if the text of the decision were in
the description or at least clearly cited from there.

The change log says
  2009-11-19 17:12:22: Status changed to 'closed' [Maciej Stachowiak]

But I don't see any mail around that time.

So it's not clear, to me, whether the WG has discussed this or not.

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