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Re: Proposed TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 00:48:59 -0400
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020522004859.K16765@www.markbaker.ca>
Hi Tim,

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 08:40:37PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> The draft text above is correct as it stands - if there's no media type 
> provided, the error case we're discussing can't occur.  You're arguing 
> that it would be worth saying that it's OK to guess in the case where 
> there's no media-type header?  Not sure that's worth the trouble of 
> asserting, but if people really want to... -Tim

Hmm..  No, I'm just saying that I believe that RFC 2616 is authoritative
here.  And what I interpret it to say (viz a viz "if and only if"), is
that if a media type is present, an agent MUST NOT guess.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 00:40:35 UTC

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