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RE: Feedback on Internet Media Types and the Web

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:00:35 -0800
To: "nathan@webr3.org" <nathan@webr3.org>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D058EB8FC66@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
There's a new version of "MIME and the Web" now, -02

I’m not at all certain I captured the feedback on the previous
version(s), though.  Yes, we should look more broadly
at registries in general, but what changes need to be made
to *this* document, which covers the MIME-related
registries (charsets, media types).


-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan [mailto:nathan@webr3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:40 AM
To: Anne van Kesteren
Cc: Henri Sivonen; Larry Masinter; julian.reschke@gmx.de; www-tag@w3.org WG; Alexey Melnikov
Subject: Re: Feedback on Internet Media Types and the Web

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 02:51:37 +0100, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> 
> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if a broader look at the role of registries
>> in the web architecture, in the face of various deployment
>> models, might give us some better insights about how to address
>> the problems:
>> registered namespaces: URI schemes, HTTP headers, link
>> relations, xpointer tokens, MIME types
>> standards-track-only namespaces: element & attribute names
>> in any particular HTML/XML language, HTTP error codes...
>> Requirements:
>> * longevity & reliability of the registration information
>> * process for maintaining technical requirements for registered
>>   values
>> * ease of registering new values, even when they don't
>>   meet technical requirements
>> * technical, social, security review of registered entries
>> * avoiding registration spam, drift of control
>> * avoiding incompatible use of registered values in
>>  different contexts
>> * dealing with trademarks
> I think this would be a very valuable exercise.


> an X prefix.
> this is maybe because there is a  community behind these that feels responsible

Anne, I think the above two points hit the nail on the head, drop the X- 
prefixes and get a community who feels responsible / can review*, that 
would (imo) fix the problems with the registries for mime types, headers 
and all else related - well said.

* no disrespect to Ned Freed et al, another few Neds would be good to 
have though!



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