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Re: regex for media types

From: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 13:50:13 -0700
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
To: "Amy Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
Message-Id: <0B633CC9-E23E-11D7-AC8D-00039396E15A@bea.com>


The Working Group has conferred and believes that these issues have 
already been considered.


On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at 07:45  AM, Amy Lewis wrote:

> On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 14:31:12 -0700
> Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com> wrote:
>> While new top-level media types aren't added often, there is an
>> extensibility point for them in the 'x-' convention. Enumerating them
>> won't really improve interoperability, as many implementations won't
>> recognize subtypes, and will require us to revise the specification
>> each time a major type is added.
> Since this isn't likely to happen, there isn't much of a problem with
> enumeration, then, is there?  Likewise, it's perfectly fine to use a
> regex that begins 'x-'.
>> What does it mean for a processor to support a type? The typing is
>> useful to the application, not the SOAP stack, in MTOM.
> Nope.  A processor *must* understand the distinction between composite
> types (multipart, message) and simple types.
> Amy!
> -- 
> Amelia A. Lewis
> Architect, TIBCO/Extensibility, Inc.
> alewis@tibco.com
Received on Monday, 8 September 2003 16:52:41 GMT

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