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Re: Format for type attribute value

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:38:43 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640711190938y74296c33m37e407437f37536@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org List" <public-html@w3.org>

On 11/19/07, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> Also, the requirement for the MIME type to be "valid" is problematic,
> because the registration mechanism is dysfunctional. Requiring
> conformance checkers to know about the IANA registry for e.g. language
> tags is feasible (and implemented :-). However, it would be unhelpful
> to flag unregistered MIME types as HTML5 conformance errors, since
> unregistered types are commonly used interoperably on the Web.

"valid" doesn't mean "registered" AFAICT. As used in 2046 - presumably
it means the same in HTML 5 - it just means that the type fits the

It is redundant though, so I'd be happy for the word to be removed.

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
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