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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 18:02:22 +0100
Message-Id: <8558A10D-6CA7-4B4A-9614-695353BE9002@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Jeff Cutsinger <jeff@cutsinger.org>

On 2 May 2007, at 17:40, Jeff Cutsinger wrote:

> Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
>> L. David Baron wrote:
>>> If you want strict error handling rules, you need to introduce them
>>> before anyone handles the content that they're for, which
>>> essentially means before anybody handles the MIME type of the format
>>> they're sent in.
>> Yes, I had come to the same conclusion.  "application/html"
>> is one possibility, but there may already be browsers that
>> accept it; "text/html5" seems pretty safe at first sight.
>> Philip Taylor
> This is a fantastic idea. It needs some refocusing and revision,  
> though.
> A lot of problems have been noted with "text/*", so we'll  
> definitely not
> want to use that. And we definitely want a very clean syntax where you
> have to close all your open tags and quote all your attributes. We'll
> call this syntax "ecksml". So we have "application/ecksml". Then  
> what we
> can do is separate the syntax from the semantics and add different
> sublanguages, like "essvg" for graphics, which will be
> "application/essvg+ecksml". But if we want to specify that we're using
> the html application, we'll do "application/eckshtml+ecksml". Now we
> just need to get IE on board.

We're chartered (as you of course know, having read the charter  
before joining the WG) to create an XML serialisation as well as a  
"classic HTML" serialisation.

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 17:02:31 UTC

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