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Re: Feedback on Internet Media Types and the Web

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:33:41 +0900
Message-ID: <4D54D845.30503@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Hello Julian,

On 2011/02/11 0:10, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 10.02.2011 15:57, Chris Lilley wrote:

>> For +xml, that handling is
>> - parsing
>> - well formedness checking
>> - validation
>> - looking for namespaces you recognise
>> - handing a dom to some other process

>> For +zip:
>> - display contents of zipfile (as a tree-like filebrowser)
>> - look for particular things inside (manifest.xml)
>> - offer to extract some, rather than all, of the contents
> Is any of these three above something you *want* to happen when opening
> an ePub file?

Yes and no.

Yes in that the Epub application definitely will look for particular 
things inside, extract some, and so on.

No in that it won't do this things only. But then again, is anything in 
the +xml list something you (only!) *want* to happen if you are opening 
an image/svg+xml file?

The +foo suffixes are helpful not for when you have an application for 
the exact type, but for when you don't, and have to fall back to more 
generic processing.

Regards,    Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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