Re: [ietf-types] Registration of media typeimage/svg+xml

Chris Lilley <> Wed, 24 November 2010 22:16 UTC

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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:16:12 +0100
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On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 9:14:12 PM, Larry wrote:

LM> Martin, in a couple of places you complained that the SVG registration
LM> template, contained in a W3C document, referred to "this specification",
LM> and said:

LM> # "this specification" doesn't work when the registration template is 
LM> # taken out of the SVG spec. Either say "the SVG specification" or 
LM> # explicitly reference a specific version of the specification.

LM> However, I think it is common practice both in W3C and IETF, that
LM> a registration template embedded within another document can
LM> reasonably say "this specification" to mean the document in which
LM> it is embedded, with the registry itself pointing to an
LM> explicit version of the spec as well as the template within.

Larry, your interjection is timely, as I was just about to edit the registration to address Martin's comment.

Given that we already have

Published specification:

    This media type registration is extracted from Appendix P of the
    SVG 1.1 specification.

I'm tempted to just s/this specification/the published specification/

LM> There are plenty of examples... perhaps those comments don't apply?

LM> (This comment applies to all registries, not just of media types.)

LM> Larry

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups