XML media types revisited

Borden, Jonathan jborden at mediaone.net
Fri Jan 15 04:04:23 GMT 1999

Simon, et al.,

	On the other hand, the fact that DTD's exist obviates the need for xml MIME
subtypes. text/xml is sufficiently expressive, and when not text/xxx will
do. I mean its text/html, not sgml/html. The fact is, xml is text plain and

Jonathan Borden
JABR Technology Corp.

> 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:
> ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc1590.txt
> 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.

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