Re: [ietf-types] Review of application/vnd.error+xml and application/vnd.error+json

Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> Fri, 27 April 2012 23:24 UTC

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To: Ben Longden <ben@nocarrier.co.uk>
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Subject: Re: [ietf-types] Review of application/vnd.error+xml and application/vnd.error+json
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* Ben Longden wrote:
>Name : Ben Longden
>
>Email : ben@nocarrier.co.uk
>
>MIME media type name : Application
>
>MIME subtype name : Vendor Tree - vnd.error+xml

This is using an outdated version of the template. The current one is in
RFC 4288, some field names are different and others are organized a bit
differently.

>Required parameters : None
>
>Optional parameters : None

You should provide a rationale for using the "+xml" convention while
omitting the optional "charset" parameter of application/xml. The "+xml"
convention is meant to support "generic" processing, but if your type
does not have an optional 'charset' parameter, "generic" software would
not know how to process something like

  Content-Type: application/vnd.error+xml;charset=iso-8859-1

correctly, which I think is a problem.

>Applications which use this media : None

This is supposed to give people an idea whether this is a type that you
would use with word processing software, 3d rendering software, or some
such category of programs. It is not supposed to list individual pro-
ducts.
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