Re: [TLS] registering x-509 mime types

Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> Thu, 03 April 2014 13:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] registering x-509 mime types
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On 2014-04-03 13:54, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Anders Rundgren wrote:
>> AFAIK, the "x-" actually means non-standard.
> 
> There is some truth in that, but note http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6838
> 
>   Note that types with names beginning with "x-" are no longer
>   considered to be members of this tree (see [RFC6648]).  Also note
>   that if a generally useful and widely deployed type incorrectly ends
>   up with an "x-" name prefix, it MAY be registered using its current
>   name in an alternative tree by following the procedure defined in
>   Appendix A.
> 

So it took a decade for the IETF to find out that pragmatism MAY be useful :-)

Anders