Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net> Wed, 09 November 2011 01:16 UTC

Return-Path: <dhc@dcrocker.net>
X-Original-To: apps-discuss@ietfa.amsl.com
Delivered-To: apps-discuss@ietfa.amsl.com
Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by ietfa.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4A5871F0C45 for <apps-discuss@ietfa.amsl.com>; Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:16:54 -0800 (PST)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at amsl.com
X-Spam-Flag: NO
X-Spam-Score: -6.599
X-Spam-Level:
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-6.599 tagged_above=-999 required=5 tests=[BAYES_00=-2.599, RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED=-4]
Received: from mail.ietf.org ([12.22.58.30]) by localhost (ietfa.amsl.com [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id WIH3ik9bmp7c for <apps-discuss@ietfa.amsl.com>; Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:16:53 -0800 (PST)
Received: from sbh17.songbird.com (sbh17.songbird.com [72.52.113.17]) by ietfa.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id D9CD11F0C3B for <apps-discuss@ietf.org>; Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:16:53 -0800 (PST)
Received: from [192.168.0.229] (61-31-89-133.static.tfn.net.tw [61.31.89.133]) (authenticated bits=0) by sbh17.songbird.com (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id pA91GcqD000606 (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=NO); Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:16:51 -0800
Message-ID: <4EB9D46B.8010808@dcrocker.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 09:16:27 +0800
From: Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net>
Organization: Brandenburg InternetWorking
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0) Gecko/20111105 Thunderbird/8.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
References: <4EB86078.8070904@stpeter.im> <4EB8E7FA.5030406@ninebynine.org>
In-Reply-To: <4EB8E7FA.5030406@ninebynine.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Greylist: Sender succeeded SMTP AUTH, not delayed by milter-greylist-4.0 (sbh17.songbird.com [72.52.113.17]); Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:16:53 -0800 (PST)
Cc: "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/*
X-BeenThere: apps-discuss@ietf.org
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.12
Precedence: list
Reply-To: dcrocker@bbiw.net
List-Id: General discussion of application-layer protocols <apps-discuss.ietf.org>
List-Unsubscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/options/apps-discuss>, <mailto:apps-discuss-request@ietf.org?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Archive: <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/apps-discuss>
List-Post: <mailto:apps-discuss@ietf.org>
List-Help: <mailto:apps-discuss-request@ietf.org?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/apps-discuss>, <mailto:apps-discuss-request@ietf.org?subject=subscribe>
X-List-Received-Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:16:54 -0000

On 11/8/2011 4:27 PM, Graham Klyne wrote:
> It's not clear to me what purpose would be served that cannot be handled
> perfectly adequately by application/*

Thanks for raising this point.  On reflection, I seem to recall that adding 
top-level types is a Big Deal and not done.

Your question points to the alternative that constitutes a less disruptive 
challenge to the current proposal.

d/
-- 

   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
   bbiw.net