Re: [apps-discuss] A modest proposal for MIME types (and URI schemes)

Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com> Sun, 13 November 2011 21:21 UTC

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Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:21:15 +0100
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On 13 November 2011 19:59, Larry Masinter wrote:

> I find this perspective appealing

In an ideal world it's not only appealing.  But in
the real world the "secret mission" of the IETF is
IMHO to protect the IANA from "patent nonsense".

It cannot work if *everybody* is free to register
new media types or URI schemes falling into various
WP:NOT categories (= "what Wikipedia is not").

And the IANA also is also not Wikipedia, it is no
dictionary of locations, encyclopedia of emoticons,
registry of vanity URI schemes, or anything else
requiring unlimited disk space or server bandwidth.

-Frank