Re: MPEG asks for MIME review for the MPEG21 file format

Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> Tue, 22 May 2007 16:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: MPEG asks for MIME review for the MPEG21 file format
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On Monday, May 21, 2007, 6:24:33 PM, Graham wrote:

GK> Chris Lilley wrote:
>> On Monday, May 21, 2007, 11:13:58 AM, Graham wrote:
>> GK> For clarification: this would be the case only when a suitable MIME
>> GK> content-transfer-encoding header is applied, n'est pas? 

>> If its compressed on the fly, yes. If its stored compressed on the server, then Content-Encoding is used.

GK> Ah, I hadn't considered Content-encoding here.

GK> I note that this header is defined by RFC2616 and registered only for use with
GK> HTTP
GK> (http://www.iana.org/assignments/message-headers/perm-headers.html), which
GK> suggests that it is defined only as part of an HTTP protocol transfer.

Yes, I was talking of HTTP here.

Clearly if one uses, for example, FTP then that isn't an option. But then, neither is the Internet Media type :)

GK> #g

GK> (being rather language-lawyer-ish at this point?)





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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
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