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RE: Definition of a IANA media type token

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:22:18 -0800
Message-ID: <37D0366A39A9044286B2783EB4C3C4E8BB0A49@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>
Cc: <public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org>

Thanks for your comment.  The WS Description Working Group tracked this
as a Last Call comment LC304 [1].  We accepted the proposal at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2005Oct/0063.html to
address this problem.

As we plan to go to CR shortly, if we don't hear from you within 10
days, we will assume this satisfies your concern.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/desc/5/lc-issues/issues.html#LC304

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Subject: Definition of a IANA media type token

Part 2 uses the concept of "IANA media type token"[1], but does not
define by value nor reference what it is exactly: a media type? a
media type with some parameters? As far as I can tell, or more
precisely as far as Google can tell, we are the only ones using this

We should clarify this concept.

I believe that what we mean is:

  The 'type "/" subtype' production as defined in section 5.1. Syntax
  of the Content-Type Header Field of RFC 2045 Multipurpose Internet
  Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies.

Reading this section, the media type is not necessarily registered
with IANA, so I would suggest changing the name to "media type token".

Note that this proposal deliberately leaves out the possibility of
using parameters, which I think is fine and is what we were after.



Hugo Haas - W3C
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