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Re: [apps-discuss] W3C TAG Comment on Draft Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:25:59 +0100
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Tony Hansen <tony@maillennium.att.com>, apps-discuss@ietf.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b1ungf4g8.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
Bjoern Hoehrmann writes:

> * Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>>Bjoern Hoehrmann writes:
>>> Saying that an inferior authority must obey a superior authority does
>>> not imply that the superior authority is limited by choices any such
>>> inferior authorities have made. We might find that taking such choices
>>> into consideration is the responsible thing to do, but that is not what
>>> the text says, and certainly not how authorities tend to operate. Look
>>> no further than the +xml discussions where people do not find they need
>>> to re-define +xml in a manner compatible with all existing +xml types.
>>Actually, we've been continuing to struggle with that, [...]
> Yes, indeed. That is the problem with the interpretation you proposed.

Sorry I wasn't clear -- by "been continuing to struggle with" I meant
"been working to achieve compatibility with all existing types".

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