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Re: regex for media types

From: Amelia A. Lewis <alewis@tibco.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:31:44 -0400
To: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-id: <20030909103144.78ee1cc5.alewis@tibco.com>

I find the suggested solution inadequate.

Amy!
On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:50:13 -0700
Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com> wrote:

> 
> Amy,
> 
> The Working Group has conferred and believes that these issues have 
> already been considered.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> 


-- 
Amelia A. Lewis
Architect, TIBCO/Extensibility, Inc.
alewis@tibco.com
Received on Tuesday, 9 September 2003 12:55:56 GMT

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