Re: [ietf-types] Mime Type registration (PROV Last Call)

Bjoern Hoehrmann <> Fri, 27 July 2012 12:41 UTC

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* Luc Moreau wrote:
>Type name:
>Subtype name:
>Required parameters:
>Optional parameters:
>charset — this parameter is mandatory. The value of charset is always UTF-8.

This seems to need work, it's not optional if it is mandatory, is it.
And The second sentence is a statement of fact that is easily contr-
dicted by content.

>Encoding considerations:
>The syntax of PROV-N is expressed over code points in Unicode 
>[UNICODE5]. The encoding is always UTF-8 [UTF-8].
>Unicode code points may also be expressed using an \uXXXX (U+0 to 
>U+FFFF) or \UXXXXXXXX syntax (for U+10000 onwards) where X is a 
>hexadecimal digit [0-9A-F]

This field should contain one of the values in RFC 4288 or its successor
if that has been approved already, like "binary".

>Applications which use this media type:
>No widely deployed applications are known to use this media type. It may 
>be used by some web services and clients consuming their data.

You can remove the first sentence, this is to give people an idea
whether this is for Word processing applications or cryptographic
key exchange systems or whatever.

>Person & email address to contact for further information:

This does not qualify as "Person & email address".
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