Submission of the application/xop+xml Media Type

Yves Lafon ylafon at
Thu Sep 2 16:38:31 CEST 2004

The media type is defined in the W3C Candidate Recommandation of
"XML-binary Optimized Packaging" [1]
Below is a full test version for convenience [2]
Please direct comments to xmlp-comments at
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MIME media type name:

MIME subtype name:

Required parameters:


         This parameter conveys the content type associated with the XML 
serialization of the XOP infoset, including parameters as appropriate.

Optional parameters:


         This parameter has identical semantics to the charset parameter of 
the "application/xml" media type as specified in RFC 3023

Encoding considerations:

     Identical to those of "application/xml" as described in RFC 3023 
[RFC3023], section 3.2.
Security considerations:

     In addition to application-specific considerations, XOP has the same 
security considerations described in RFC3023 [RFC3023], section 10.
Interoperability considerations:

     There are no known interoperability issues.
Published specification:

     This document
Applications which use this media type:

     No known applications currently use this media type.
Additional information:

     File extension:

     Fragment identifiers:

         Identical to that of "application/xml" as described in RFC 3023 
[RFC3023], section 5.
     Base URI:

         As specified in RFC 3023 [RFC3023], section 6.
     Macintosh File Type code:


Person and email address to contact for further information:

     Mark Nottingham <mnot at>
Intended usage:

Author/Change controller:

     The XOP specification is a work product of the World Wide Web 
Consortium's XML Protocol Working Group. The W3C has change control over 
this specification.

Yves Lafon - W3C
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