Re: draft-hoschka-smil-media-type vs +xml

Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> Mon, 12 December 2005 10:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: draft-hoschka-smil-media-type vs +xml
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On Monday, December 12, 2005, 10:27:14 AM, Bjoern wrote:

BH> Hi,

BH>  
BH> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoschka-smil-media-type-12.txt
BH> is a bit old by now, but I don't think application/smil should be COMMON
BH> as it does not use the +xml convention for XML media types. Instead, it
BH> should be OBSOLETE and application/smil+xml, defined in the same draft,
BH> should be used instead.

BH> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/PR-SMIL2-20050927/ only has application/smil
BH> (which is not currently registered), it should use application/smil+xml
BH> and point out that application/smil is obsolete, assuming that the +xml
BH> version will be registered in the not too distant future.

Thanks for spotting this, Björn. I suspect it was copied over from SMIL
2.0 which predates the +xml convention. I agree that
application/smil+xml should be the preferred type and should be
registered.

SMIL editors, the procedure to follow is given at
http://www.w3.org/2002/06/registering-mediatype.html

(and is supposed to start at last call, by the way)


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
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