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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 01:08:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909010107240.26930@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> I don't know whether it's documented (and where), but I think it's 
> obvious as the media type is supposed to describe existing content as 
> well.

Clearly it's not obvious, since a number of people are disagreeing.

In particular, I think that a media type registration only needs to define 
how to process existing markup, and how to generate new markup. Unless you 
can provide a concrete example of how HTML5 fails to do this, I believe 
the spec as it stands is a suitable MIME type registration.

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