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From David Reid <dr...@dreid.org>
Subject Re: svn commit: r657926
Date Tue, 20 May 2008 17:17:55 GMT

On May 20, 2008, at 5:30 AM, Damien Katz wrote:

> It's because we no longer use content-type to describe the  
> programming language, which always seemed dubious to me anyway. The  
> only language that actually had anything resembling a MIME type was  
> javascript, and it had 2 "text/javascript" and "application/ 
> javascript". All the others were going to be "application/lang_x",  
> and since we don't actually use this info anywhere a MIME type would  
> be used, it's pointless to require everyone to specify "application/ 
> lang_x" instead of just plain "lang_x".

Also since a lot of the possible languages for a view server to use  
don't have IANA assigned media types we'd just be making stuff up.

-David

>
>
> -Damien
>
>
> On May 20, 2008, at 7:03 AM, Noah Slater wrote:
>
>> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 07:20:20PM -0000, damien@apache.org wrote:
>>> Everywhere we used 'text/javascript' or 'application/javascript',  
>>> we now just
>>> use 'javascript'
>>
>> Why?
>>
>>> -text/javascript=%bindir%/%couchjs_command_name% %pkgdatadir%/ 
>>> server/main.js
>>> +javascript=%bindir%/%couchjs_command_name% %pkgdatadir%/server/ 
>>> main.js
>>
>> I think this is useful as a proper media type. There may be  
>> occasions when
>> similar media types could be used for a view server in which case  
>> we would want
>> the full version.
>>
>> -- 
>> Noah Slater - The Apache Software Foundation <http://www.apache.org/>
>


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