Re: [I18ndir] I18ndir early review of draft-ietf-dispatch-javascript-mjs-07

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Sat, 09 May 2020 20:28 UTC

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From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
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+1, fwiw.
   john


--On Saturday, May 9, 2020 14:36 -0400 Barry Leiba
<barryleiba@computer.org> wrote:

>> It occurs to me that http clients can send an Accept header,
>> so how about saying that modules SHOULD be text/jsmodule, but
>> MAY be text/javascript for backward compatibiltiy with
>> clients that don't handle text/jsmodule?
> 
> I'm very much not fond of the SHOULD... but MAY construction,
> because I think the MAY contradicts the SHOULD.
> 
> I think the right way to say this is more along the line of
> "SHOULD use text/jsmodule.  If that is not practical because
> backward compatibility with clients that do not support
> text/jsmodule is necessary, then the alternative MUST be
> text/javascript."
> 
> Barry