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Re: ACTION-642: With help from Larry to propose plan to liaise with PLH to register HTML media type

From: Jonathan A Rees <rees@mumble.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:05:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGnGFMJ+BLu16eV5eiHbrhFDxBsq7RukJM2sJ4quVOS-BW59_g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
This looks great. Nit: As I said in IRC at the F2F,
application/xhtml+xml *already* has such a registry, i.e. the XHTML
namespace document. The right place to reference a new registry would
be there, and that's OK (right?). No need to issue a new RFC for
xhtml.

Jonathan

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> To complete ACTION-642 (with many thanks to Larry):
>
>  There is currently no direct path, following definitional specifications,
>  from an HTML document to the specs for extensions such as microdata or RDFa.
>  The goal is to ensure there is such a path to "applicable
>  specifications".
>
>  We will work with PLH, in consultation with the HTML WG, to create a
>  W3C-sponsored registry of applicable HTML extensions and their
>  specifications. The W3C-sponsored registry might also include references
>  to other registries of applicable specifications maintained by other
>  groups and organizations.
>
>  Once the basics and location of the registry is settled, we will work to
>  ensure that this registry is referenced within revised Internet Media Type
>  registrations for text/html and application/html+xml.
>
>  This will allow a direct chain ("follow-your-nose") from content-type labels
>  to the set of specifications covering the expected behavior of applications
>  attempting to interpret data with that label.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jeni
> --
> Jeni Tennison
> http://www.jenitennison.com
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:06:12 GMT

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