On 2011-11-29 09:32, t.petch wrote:
You will be aware of the recent threads on apps-discuss about MIME types (of
"Internet Media Types" :-)
which the text/plain you mention is one) which concluded, AFAICS, that there is
no rationale why a (top level) type should or should not exist, there are no
criteria for creating new ones, that it is impossible to draw up a taxonomy of
types because there is no underlying logic in any dimension.
Yes, that's a discussion about top-level types. I don't think there was
disagreement *here* (as opposed to, for instance, the WHATWG) about
having the types in general.
Best regards, Julian
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