Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Tue, 08 November 2011 22:53 UTC

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> It's not clear to me what purpose would be served that cannot be handled
> perfectly adequately by application/*

This was my first thought as well.

But then I thought again, and I said, "Gee: that's always true.  If we
always think that, then wouldn't *everything* just be
'application/<something>'?  And then what would the point of top-level
types be in the first place?"

We have the precedent, as it's set up in the first place, to say,
"This is text," and "This is audio," and "This is an image," and "This
is video."  It seems to me that, "This is a font definition," is as
much a statement of a distinct media type as the others are.

Barry