Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Tue, 08 November 2011 23:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/*
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On 2011-11-08 23:53, Barry Leiba wrote:
>> 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.
>...

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