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Re: Fwd: request for application/smil


I was very much aware of your draft. In fact, it has 
already been proposed to adopt it when reviewing this registration
on www-smil

However, the use of "application/smil" predates the proposal of 
appending "-xml" to XML-based MIME types by more than a year - I think
the first Internet draft dates from April '98. The proposal has
already been succesfully reviewed in the past on ietf-types,
but somebody dropped the ball bringing it to the IESG. Given
this history, and that there is an installed base, it seems reasonable 
to stick with the current practice of using "application/smil".


MURATA Makoto a écrit :
> This message was originally sent to ietf-types@xxxxxxxx and www-smil@xxxxxxx
> Since the proposed media type for SMIL is an XML-based media type, I am
> forwarding this message to this list.
> For SMIL-unaware recipients to use XML-generic application programs for
> SMIL data, application/smil-xml would be better than application/xmil, as
> I see it.  More about this issue, see Section 6 of a recently-published I-D for
> XML media types, which is available at:
> http://search.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-murata-xml-02.txt
> Philipp Hoschka wrote:
> > Please review
> >
> > http://search.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoschka-smil-media-type-04.txt
> >
> > Note that this had already been reviewed at the end of 1998, but
> > it has not been submitted to the IESG afterwards for consideration
> > as informational RFC. Since there have been minor changes, I guess
> > it's better to go through another 2 week review on ietf-types.
> >
> > -Philipp Hoschka, W3C
> Makoto
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