Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <msk@cloudmark.com> Tue, 08 November 2011 23:02 UTC

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: apps-discuss-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:apps-discuss-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Barry Leiba
> Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 2:53 PM
> To: Graham Klyne
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> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/*
> 
> 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.

I think that's part of what I was trying to get at earlier, but you did a far better job than I did.

+1.

-MSK