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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata (was: The failure of Appendix C as a transition technique)

From: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:03:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CANr5HFUVfPjuScpP+qJCfNo15auCYwOZiDj6ZOd0F5bvnpD_=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
On Feb 22, 2013 9:32 AM, "Robin Berjon" <robin@w3.org> wrote:
>
> On 22/02/2013 10:29 , "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>>
>> In that scenario, how would you get a browser to display any format with
>> such a magic number,... as plain text? Many formats, HTML and XHTML
>> included, are at the same time plain text.
>
>
> Obviously, for legacy reason we're stuck with media types forever. But
this doesn't mean we should propagate that to new formats, or claim that it
was a good idea.

+1 to this and to the suggested clarification.

> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
>
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