Re: [Serial] I18N WG last call comments [Second comment 12]


     In [1], you submitted the following comment on the Last Call Working 
Draft of XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization on behalf of the I18N 
Working Group:

[12] The description of 'media-type' is confusing. Does it change
   something in the output, or only in the way the output is labelled?
   Does it affect the <meta>, if output? Can it affect other things,
   e.g. a Content-Type header in HTTP? This should be clarified.

     Thanks to you and the working group for this comment.  The XSL and 
XML Query Working Groups discussed the comment.

     Yes, the setting of the media-type parameter may affect the sequence 
of octets that is the result of serialization using the html and xhtml 
output methods, as is clearly indicated in [2] and [3].

     In addition, the serializer may use the parameter to influence things 
that are outside of the scope of this specification, such as an HTTP 
header.  To make this clear, the following will be added to the 
description of the media-type parameter in the table in Section 3 of 

    If the destination of the serialized output is annotated with
    a media type, this parameter may be used to provide such an
    annotation.  For example, it may be used to set the media type
    in an HTTP header.

     Finally, the reference to RFC 2396 that currently appears in the 
description of the media-type parameter is not appropriate; that RFC 
defines XML media types.  The reference will be changed to RFC 2046[4] 
"Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two:  Media Types."

     May I ask you to confirm that this response is acceptable to the I18N 
Working Group?


Henry [On behalf of the XSL and XML Query Working Groups]
Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044

Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2004 19:01:09 UTC