Re: Registration of media type application/calendar+xml

Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com> Fri, 10 September 2010 15:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: Registration of media type application/calendar+xml
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At one time there were people who whined one endlessly about the evils of
HTML email.

And before that there was a guy who used to drone on endlessly in comp.arch
about how high level languages were a mistake and how everything should be
written in machine code.

The technology world moves on. Either deal with it or open a museum.



On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>wrote;wrote:

> On 10.09.2010 16:45, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
>
>> ...
>>
>>  IETF's job is to provide technical leadership, not to follow bad advice.
>>> Instead of caving into them, what we need to do is publish a draft called
>>> "Translating Everything into XML Considered Harmful".
>>>
>>
>> Ah, yes. I seem to recall something similar for the use of HTTP -
>> perhaps the author of RFC 3205 would like to author this new document
>> too :-)
>> ...
>>
>
> In which case I'd be tempted to follow up with
>
> "Inventing unnecessary new protocols, URI schemes and media types
> considered harmful as well - find a good balance, please"
>
> :-)
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