Should XBL2 have a Media Type registered?

Hi All,

We have been having an interesting discussion on the public- 
appformats mail list regarding whether or not a Media Type should be  
registered for the XBL2 spec [XBL2]. The head of the discussion is at  

Mark Nottingham suggested in [MN] that we move this discussion to the  
www-tag mail list.

There are a number of relevant documents on this general issue  
including: the [TAG-MIME] finding that includes benefits of using  
Media Types; the [REGISTER] doc that includes instructions for how to  
register a media type; the [TAG-METADATA] finding that includes some  
relevant Best Practices.

Process-wise, I am interested in: a) the precedence here wrt  
registering versus not registering Media Types for formats defined by  
the W3C; and b) some specific guidelines/criteria we can follow.

In general, the above docs (particularly [TAG-MD]) describe the  
benefits of Media Type thus to a certain extent I think the task at  
hand is for the opponents of a Media Type for XBL2 to clearly  
articulate their rationale for opposing the registration.


Art Barstow

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Received on Friday, 8 September 2006 13:13:02 UTC