[MOBY-l] text-plain and text_plain
markw at illuminae.com
Mon Aug 20 16:48:37 EDT 2007
At some point someone registered text_plain when text-plain already
existed... after that, people discovered one or the other and started
building inheritence trees from both of them.
As a community, we have agreed to use hyphens. We are supporting the
underscores only until there are no longer any services that utilize those
nodes or their children. At that point, we will prune that node off
So... please use hyphens preferentially.
On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:22:01 -0700, Michael DiBernardo
<mikedebo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am peeking curiously at the types "text_plain" and "text-plain" in
> the Objects ontology. (One uses an underscore and the other uses a
> dash, if you weren't able to see the difference straightaway).
> Roughly 130 types in the Objects ontology derive from text-plain,
> while roughly 50 derive from text_plain. What is the reasoning behind
> this division, if any? Is this just a common typo/formatting issue
> that we haven't gotten around to dealing with yet? I would classify
> this as a pretty substantial annoyance, since it appears to make many
> compatible services appear incompatible with one another.
> Is there anything I might be able to do straightaway that could
> contribute to fixing this, if it indeed needs fixing?
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