Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Ned Freed <ned.freed@mrochek.com> Thu, 10 November 2011 15:34 UTC

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> Hello Ned,

> On 2011/11/10 13:06, Ned Freed wrote:

> > The only place I know where there might be a problem with a new top-level
> > font type is SDP. I confess to knowing next to nothing about SDP, but
> > it uses media types and has some really screwy constraints on on what it
> > can
> > handle. I'm not seeing an application for font types in SDP, but if there
> > is someone more familiar with it sohuld be consulted on possible issues.

> Who would we contact to check about this?

SDP, aka application/sdp, defined in RFC 4566, was a product of MMUSIC. Back
when this came up previously I think Spencer Dawkins, Jon Peterson, and maybe
Colin Perkins were the ones we talked to? Sorry, this was almost 10
years back.

> > In practice the issue of what to register where has never been much of a
> > problem. Speaking now as media types reviewer, I have not infrequently
> > pushed
> > back on top-level type choices, usually successfully and always amicably.

> Do you know of any examples? This could help Dave with the general list
> of criteria that he wants to develop.

I can't get into specifics without talking about the content of
preliminary registration requests, which I try not to do. I can say that
the most common one has been someone asking for application when image or
video would be more appropriate.

The most common name change I request, however, is the addition of +xml.

				Ned