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Re: ACTION-472: New Mime-web-info draft

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:38:52 -0700
To: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <20110131173852.2746b87f.eric@bisonsystems.net>
Bob Ferris wrote:
>
> schrieb Eric J. Bowman:
> > Nathan wrote:
> >>
> >> Ideally they wouldn't, they'd use "text/html" as normal, and to
> >> find the related RFC/spec (rather than googling) they'd simply
> >> lookup http://media-type-registry.w3.org/text/html which would
> >> redirect through to the relevant specification.
> >>
> >
> > Which relevant specification?  What would the URI equivalent of
> > text/html "point to"?
> 
> Something like http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2854.txt ?
> 

You can't assume a 1:1 mapping, which brings us back to, what media
type does the following URI indicate?

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt

If all media type definitions were 1:1 like text/html, different story.
But they aren't, which means this change would result in a different
architecture than currently exists (where such assumptions don't hold
true, because media types were never meant as first-class objects).

-Eric
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 00:39:33 GMT

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