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   Re: [xml-dev] Compound processing

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On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 17:33, Mark Baker wrote:
> > > Nothing.  That's why I'm using a new media type.  Only XML following
> > > the dispatch rules I'm devising can use this it.  It's basically an
> > > easy out for people who don't want to define application/foo+bar+baz+xml
> > > types, but it obviously won't work for all integration jobs.
> > 
> > Under what circumstance would it be difficult to define a new
> > media-type?
> Assuming you mean the difficulty in defining a foo+bar+baz+xml type,
> it would be in defining behaviour specific to the interaction of
> the foo, bar, and baz types, rather than using the generic behaviour
> I'm trying to specify.

I don't believe the IETF would permit registration of:

There was more than enough resistance to +xml the first time around, and
I think consensus was that +xml was the only case for which they would
permit this usage.
Simon St.Laurent
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