Re: Draft of TAG position on use of unregistered media types in W3C Recommendations wrote:

> * W3C Recommendations may and indeed should refer to unregistered media 
> types when necessary to meet the needs of users, e.g. when required for 
> proper interaction with widely deployed software.  In such 
> circumstances, it is typically appropriate for the Recommendation itself 
> or for the materials accompanying the submission of the Proposed 
> Recommendation to briefly explain the reason for dependence on an 
> unregistered format.

I strongly disagree with this last point. Proper registration of all 
necessary media types should be a prerequisite for final publication of 
a recommendation. That is, a recommendation MUST NOT be issued until all 
  referenced media types have been properly registered. It's not like 
it's all that hard for a media type to be registered.

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold
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Received on Friday, 21 July 2006 20:13:56 UTC