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RE: link metadata cannot override server media type

From: Scott McGlashan <scott.mcglashan@pipebeach.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 16:07:33 +0100
Message-ID: <2764A29BE430E64A92EB56561587D2E7108210@se01ms02.i.pipebeach.com>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <www-voice@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, "Stuart Williams" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "TimBerners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>

Hi Dan,

Thank you for your public comments on SRGS 1.0. 

This issue has been discussed many times within the group. It is
explicitly discussed in the Last Call Disposition of Comments -
http://www.w3.org/2002/06/speech-grammar-comments.html#GC09-20 - where
we took into account the W3C Director's requested modification. Since
the SMIL 2.0 Recommendation uses 'type' in a similar way, we believe
there are other specs which set the precedence and, at this stage, no
'fix' is required. However, if further evidence comes to light, please
let us know.

The SRGS testsuite already contains tests for this feature.

Co-Chair, VBWG
Co-Editor, SRGS 1.0

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 00:53
To: www-voice@w3.org
Cc: Chris Lilley; Stuart Williams; TimBerners-Lee; Dan Connolly
Subject: link metadata cannot override server media type

This spec can't override the URI/HTTP specs this way...

"A URI reference may be accompanied by a media type that indicates the
content type of the resource identified by the URI. When specified, this
type value takes precedence over other possible sources of the media
type (for instance, the "Content-type" field in an HTTP exchange, or the
file extension)."
  -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/CR-speech-grammar-20020626/#S2.2.2

I suggest you fix it to work like in other specs...

"This attribute gives an advisory hint as to the content type of the
content available at the link target address."
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-type-A

Please add a test case to clarify how this works and let me know when
it's available.

not speaking for the tag, though I discovered this in a tag meeting, and
you may hear more from the tag about it.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 7 February 2003 10:08:15 UTC

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