Re: [ietf-types] Mime Type Reg for "application/epub+zip"
MURATA Makoto <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 02 February 2011 23:59 UTC
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Subject: Re: [ietf-types] Mime Type Reg for "application/epub+zip"
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Dear colleagues, In 2007, IDPF (http://www.idpf.org/) submitted a request to register a standard-tree media type "application/epub+zip" for EPUB documents. There were no discussions or registrations, however. The I-D at that time, namely http://www.idpf.org/draft-idpf-mime-ocf-01.txt, has already expired. Since then, things have changed. EPUB has become a very important e-book format, and is very widely used by Apple, Adobe, Sony, Barns & Noble, among others. EPUB implementations appear to use "application/epub+zip". The IDPF EPUB WG is actively designing the next version of EPUB, namely EPUB3, and has committed to finish it in May, 2011. Standardization of EPUB at ISO, IEC, or JTC1 is also being discussed at ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/AHG4 (EPUB). IDPF is involved. Moreover, the EPUB WG of IDPF is currently talking about introducing fragment identifiers for EPUB3. A proposal is available at http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/ImplementationProposalFragmentIdentifier For EPUB to be a good citizen of Internet, I think that registration of application/epub+zip is a necessary step. I am wondering how we should go forward. Here are some possibilities I can think of. 1) Create an IDPF EPUB3 spec, describe everything about this media type (including possible frag. identifiers), and request for the approval of IESG. 2) Create an ISO or IEC or JTC1 EPUB specification (possible EPUB2), describe everything there, and request for the approval of IESG. 3) Begin with an I-D and describe everything there and try to reach (proposed standard?) RFC status, and register the media type. How do people feel? Cheers, -- MURATA Makoto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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