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[Bug 6684] Disregard of RFC 4329 and IANA MIME Media Types

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--- Comment #13 from Sierk Bornemann <sierkb@gmx.de>  2009-04-01 21:33:00 ---
(In reply to comment #10)

> The problem is that they are not what people use.

Put THAT argument to (X)HTML5, Ian, (X)HTML 5 will be pointless. Because many,
many people are used to use HTML 4, fever people XHTML 1.0 and even some people
use HTML 3.2. And in all that cases excluded the validity issue. So why bother
with (X)HTML 5 for all these people? ;-) 

See Comment #2.

You can promote and foster it, Ian! Leading by guiding.

This will be the same issue with (X)HTML5. (X)HTML5 will only be a success, if
people use it. That presumes, that it will be actively promoted and fostered.
Because the human nature is lazy. It's the very same with these new per RFC
proposed Media Mime types. Without promotion and fostering, now one will know
about it, now one will use it. That is the status quo. (X)HTML 5 will bring a
big bunch of NEW things and features. Promoting and fostering these new Script
Mimetypes through the HTML 5 Spec and additionally through a possible new/next
Acid test, would be a big, big help to make these Mimetypes wider known and
used. It's the same with the many new elements of HTML 5, which currently also
are only known to a relatively small group of interested persons/parties.

Please promote and foster these per RFC recommended new Mimetypes for
JavaScript and ECMAScript. At least through the (X)HTML 5 spec, which could be
an archetype for doing that. It is not more groundbreaking to do this, than to
promote and foster all the other new elements and rules of (X)HTML 5, which
will change the habits of the people and developers. If these people and
developers have to change their habits and expand their knowledge anyway
concerning (X)HTML 5, then adopting these new per RFC/IANA/ISOC introduced
Mimetypes will be only a small domino -- a no-brainer -- among many, many other
dominos to learn for these people and developers.

Leading by guiding. :-)

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