Re: [apps-discuss] +exi (was: Re: type name suffixes)

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Wed, 16 November 2011 04:45 UTC

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On 15/11/2011, at 10:42 PM, Carsten Bormann wrote:

>> Maybe it should be added?
> 
> YAGNI.
> (Or, in terms of Monday's plenary, "fluff".)

Uh huh.


>>> Besides, the current media type for EXI is application/exi. Thus it would make perfect sense to have +exi entries. Furthermore, EXI is totally different than gzip, which is a generic encoding that can be applied to anything. EXI can be applied only to XML objects, and in particular EXI is often used in a schema mode where it is only applicable to a single schema. Thus the form application/schema+exi makes even more sense, as that EXI format is actually specific to that particular schema and the media type tells you everything that is needed to decode the representation. 
>> 
>> These arguments were part of the discussion during EXI, and W3C decided to use a content-coding.
> 
> Maybe we need to interpret CoAP's Content-Type option to stand for a pair of a media-type and a content-coding.

Wow.

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