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Re: Internet Media Type registration Re: [Minutes] 8 July TAG teleconf (arch doc, media types, formatting props, whenToUseGet-7, augmentedInfoset-22)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:19:07 +0100
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To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>

At 03:05 PM 7/15/02 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>Disagree.  Any registration information must be a normative part of the spec

I'm puzzled by this.

Many IETF registrations do not, of themselves, contain any information that 
must be followed to ensure proper (inter)operation with a specification 
(which is roughly my view of what it is tio be normative).  The normative 
information may all be contained in another document which is simply 
referenced by the specification.  The registration document is, as far as I 
can tell, just a mechanism for getting the relevant information entered 
into a registry.

The content of a registry itself may have some normative force, if so 
specified by some document that cites the registry.

Is this a deep disagreement, or just a different perspective on some 


Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 17 July 2002 12:15:00 UTC

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