Re: [arcmedia] Legacy formats

Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au> Sun, 28 June 2015 00:43 UTC

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Hi Tim,

On 28/06/2015 9:43 AM, "Tim Scheuermann" <tim.scheuermann@fu-berlin.de>;
wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I read through the draft and wondered if Appendix A should include such
old formats like .a (.ar), or should it be limited to the most commonly
used formats?
>
> - Tim
>

My personal feeling is that we (the community, not just the WG) pursue a
select few, both as seeds and to demonstrate and expoore the utility of the
type.

To that end:

* .tar, .iso, .7z -- not currently registered (that I can see), but common
enough in the wild
* .tar.gz / .tgz -- because it's an interesting case
* .zip or gzip -- already registered under 'application', so we can explore
issues with duplicating/moving

That said, I wouldn't discourage someone from registering .a, even if just
historically.

If we get some solid work done in parallel on creating drafts of these
sorts of registrations, Appendix A doesn't necessarily need to stay in the
draft.

Cheers