XML media types revisited

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at simonstl.com
Fri Jan 15 00:45:43 GMT 1999

At 11:26 AM 1/15/99 +1000, James Robertson wrote:
>Who decides which DTDs have sufficient merit/useage/stability/etc
>to warrant a registered subtype?
>It seems unrealistic to expect IETF to make those sort
>of decisions.
>Or, to rephrase again:
>If I write a new DTD for (say) classifying house bricks,
>to be used in the building industry, and I go to to the
>IETF, and say:
>	Give me a registered subtype!
>What should they do and say?

Same as they do for everyone else.  See:

for details, unless it's been revised since. It doesn't look too painful.

Looking through my Netscape settings, it seems like the x- types are used
without too much concern. Unless you hit a naming conflict, registration
doesn't really matter.  It doesn't seem like a large problem.
Simon St.Laurent
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