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Re: Feedback on Internet Media Types and the Web

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:39:57 +0000
Message-ID: <4CDA848D.1030903@webr3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "julian.reschke@gmx.de" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 02:51:37 +0100, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> 
> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if a broader look at the role of registries
>> in the web architecture, in the face of various deployment
>> models, might give us some better insights about how to address
>> the problems:
>>
>> registered namespaces: URI schemes, HTTP headers, link
>> relations, xpointer tokens, MIME types
>> standards-track-only namespaces: element & attribute names
>> in any particular HTML/XML language, HTTP error codes...
>>
>> Requirements:
>> * longevity & reliability of the registration information
>> * process for maintaining technical requirements for registered
>>   values
>> * ease of registering new values, even when they don't
>>   meet technical requirements
>> * technical, social, security review of registered entries
>> * avoiding registration spam, drift of control
>> * avoiding incompatible use of registered values in
>>  different contexts
>> * dealing with trademarks
> 
> I think this would be a very valuable exercise.

agree

> an X prefix.
> this is maybe because there is a  community behind these that feels responsible

Anne, I think the above two points hit the nail on the head, drop the X- 
prefixes and get a community who feels responsible / can review*, that 
would (imo) fix the problems with the registries for mime types, headers 
and all else related - well said.

* no disrespect to Ned Freed et al, another few Neds would be good to 
have though!

Best,

Nathan
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 11:40:58 GMT

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