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

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Wed, 16 November 2011 02:59 UTC

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Subject: [apps-discuss] +exi (was: Re: type name suffixes)
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On 11/16/11 10:45 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> To be clear, the two suffixes I've seen interest in are:
>> +json = <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4627>
>> +exi = <http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-exi-20110310/>
> (I was under the impression the W3C had decided against "+exi" suffixes,
> and instead use the "exi" content coding as the specification there re-
> commends. I'd rather not duplicate all "+xml" entries with "+exi" types)

So, let's say I have "foo" data that can be represented in either plain
old XML or as EXI. If I send that "foo" data as plain old XML, the
"application/foo+xml" media type is right. If I send that "foo" data as
EXI, the "application/foo+exi" media type seems wrong, and so does the
"application/exi" media type (just as "application/xml" would not be
right for the first encoding). Sure, I don't particularly want to
duplicate all "+xml" entries with "+exi" entries, but I don't think that
every protocol or community that sends around XML data will also send
around EXI-encoded data.

But I freely admit that I might be missing context or historical
information about the W3C's decisions in this area.


Peter Saint-Andre