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Re: dot tel - a new TLD

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 20:46:15 -0400
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF440F8914.214053A8-ON85257171.0003C910-85257171.00043C57@lotus.com>

I wrote:

> Indeed, or why not:  application/telephoneNumber+xml

Sometimes I fall prey to thinking about the Web as I intuit it should 
work, rather than as it is.  On reflection, assigning media types for 
little things like phone numbers probably doesn't scale.  If the namespace 
for media types were of finer grain, and if the registration mechanism had 
richer facilities for delegation of subtype allocation, then maybe this 
would work (and some other things would get more complicated).   Anyway, I 
think the intuition that a phone number is a type and not a name format is 
a fairly sound one, but media-types in particular are probably best used 
for a smaller number of coarser-grained types.  Oh well.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Wednesday, 17 May 2006 00:46:28 UTC

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