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image/svg+xml, was: Feedback on Internet Media Types and the Web

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:52:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4CD8009E.1060800@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 08.11.2010 13:58, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> ...
> The document doesn't recount how dysfunctional the MIME type registry has been. image/svg+xml, image/jp2 and video/mp4 would be appropriate to investigate as case studies. image/svg+xml *still* isn't in the registry even though deployment has been going on for a decade. image/jp2 and video/mp4 appeared in the registry only after Apple had shipped QuickTime 6 that assumed these types.
> ...

Which reminds me that it may be time for the TAG to look into the 
image/sxg+xml issue. As far as I can tell, the Designated Experts in the 
IETF are unhappy with the attempt to define a +xml type that in some 
cases is not XML. Indeed I think this is a case of expert review being 

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Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 November 2010 13:53:17 UTC

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