Re: Registration of media type application/calendar+xml

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Fri, 10 September 2010 14:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: Registration of media type application/calendar+xml
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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"

:-)