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Action 2005-01-13 Resolution of Issue 271

From: Yalcinalp, Umit <umit.yalcinalp@sap.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 03:31:14 +0100
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To: <ian@hixie.ch>
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Hi Ian, 

WSD wg has evaluated Issue 271 [1] for for Assigning Media Types to
Binary Data in XML [2] that you have raised with respect to the utility
of contentType attribute.  

The global contentType attribute is an optional attribute [2]. A
particular application may not utilize this information, but its
presence makes the content more self-describing, which makes the data
more reusable and flexible. For example, this information may be used by
tools that are targeted to process specific content and/or provide
language databinding if desired. When used in conjunction with the
expectedMediaType attribute value that would be defined in the schema of
the document, contentType value would be provided by the document to
designate the actual value of the media type of the binary data. 

By defining the two attributes globally in [2], we enable tools to be
able to recognize these two attributes, their respective values and
their related semantics with each other. 

Therefore, wg has decided to close Issue 271. 

Best Regards, 

--umit 

[1]http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/%7Echeckout%7E/2002/ws/desc/issues/wsd-issue
s.html#x271
[2]http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-media-types/
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