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Re: Setting up PowerPoint as Helper application

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 08:36:15 PST
To: lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Jan24.083625pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> I'd like it if W3C started their own registry which really did have a two
> week turnaround (and did not have an 90% reject rate on applications).

Wait, I didn't mean that W3C should maintain their own registry. What
I meant was that W3C should submit registrations to IANA. 

Of course, W3C might maintain a list of "registrations applied for"
though, that people could use in the interim. This would be very

I believe the registration process wasn't working too well, but that
the problem wasn't because of 'sheer intransigence' of the 'ietf-types
list denizens'.

It would be awful to have an independent registry. We already have two
registries of media types, one through IETF and the Internet, and
another in use in the Electronic Messaging Association using ISO
object IDs for binary transfer. The Binary File Transfer group of the
fax standards organization was considering establishing another, and
so was the Document Management Association.
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