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Re: Feedback on "Offline Web Applications" (Editor's Draft 17 November 2007)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 03:38:14 -0800
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FC1A65FD-745E-4C3D-9679-203394F3B4DF@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Nov 19, 2007, at 3:02 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> ...
>>> But not with things like InputStreamReader, right? So sorry, I  
>>> still believe that the requirement to support single CRs  
>>> introduces completely useless complexity. (As the introduction of  
>>> a new text-based format anyway.)
>> For browser-hosted implementations, it's easier if newline rules  
>> are consistent between different text-based formats. This argues  
>> for allowing CR in this format.
>> ...
> I simply don't buy that this is sufficient reason to violate the  
> base RFC. This is a new MIME type, not text/html. If you don't want  
> to obey the text/* rules, use application/*. (for instance, that was  
> done for the Relax NG Compact format -- http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/relax-ng-compact-syntax) 
> .

Aren't RFCs supposed to be based on "rough consensus and running  
code"? It seems like the running code out there for handling text/*  
MIME types on the web allows CR. Sounds to me like the RFC needs fixing.

Received on Monday, 19 November 2007 11:38:35 UTC

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