Re: [secdir] Review of draft-denenberg-mods-etc-media-types-01

"Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov> Fri, 30 April 2010 16:00 UTC

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From: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov>
To: "Rob Austein" <sra@hactrn.net>, <iesg@ietf.org>, <secdir@ietf.org>
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From: "Rob Austein" <sra@hactrn.net>;
> The one (non-security) part of this that I don't understand is why a
> separate MIME types is necessary for each individual schema.

I took this question up with the relevant implementers here. Each schema 
corresponds to a separate content type. And the fact is, this applies not 
just to these schemas in question but to even a larger set, the rest of 
which are in development now. For each of these content types there are 
applications already in use that employ content negotiation on the type (so 
some implementers have already implemented these mime types).

--Ray