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Re: Fwd: request for application/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".
The use of "application/xml" implies that those who are not aware
of this specialized media type cannot do anything even if they can
handle XML. If SMIL people live with this disadvantage, I would not
oppose to this charset name.
However, in order not to make an antecedent, I would like the I-D to mention
this name convention and reasons not to follow it.
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