The Atom Syndication Format
Note: This ballot was opened for revision 11 and is now closed.
(Scott Hollenbeck) Yes
(Brian Carpenter) No Objection
(Margaret Cullen) No Objection
(Bill Fenner) No Objection
(Ted Hardie) (was Discuss) No Objection
The document says: 3.1.1 The "type" Attribute Text constructs MAY have a "type" attribute. When present, the value MUST be one of "text", "html" or "xhtml". If the "type" attribute is not provided, Atom Processors MUST behave as though it were present with a value of "text". MIME media types [MIMEREG] MUST NOT be used as values for the "type" attribute. and Later: 184.108.40.206 The "type" attribute On the atom:content element, the value of the "type" attribute MAY be one of "text", "html", or "xhtml". Failing that, it MUST be a MIME media type, but MUST NOT be a composite type (see Section 4.2.6 of [MIMEREG]). If the type attribute is not provided, Atom Processors MUST behave as though it were present with a value of "text". While I understand that the 220.127.116.11 text applies to atom:content rather than more generally, given the MUST NOT vs. MUST here I strongly encourage some further efforts to clarify this apparent contradiction. The first could have a forward pointer to the second as a note, the second to the first as a note, or the names could be disambiguated in some way. I don't see this as blocking, but I believe it would be very useful to get this somewhat clearer.