MIME registration for application/gdiff

Chris Lilley chris at w3.org
Fri Sep 24 13:42:07 CEST 2004

On Friday, September 24, 2004, 9:41:52 AM, Linus wrote:

LW> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Lisa Dusseault wrote:

>> I'm trying to register a MIME type officially for application/gdiff.
>> This type was defined in a W3C NOTE several years ago:
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-gdiff-19970901>

LW> Registering types in the IETF trees nominally involves writing some RFC
LW> document. (Tech notes from W3 have no validity for the IETF.)

Or, to clarify: Registering types in the Standards tree involves writing
an RFC (for IETF formats) or a W3C standards track document (for W3C
formats) or the equivalent standards track document (for other standards

W3C Notes are not standards track documents:

  "This document is a NOTE made available by the W3 Consortium for
  discussion only. This indicates no endorsement of its content, nor
  that the Consortium has, is, or will be allocating any resources to
  the issues addressed by the NOTE."

LW> Given that W3 has not bothered to do this themselves,

Given that such W3C notes are not eligible for registration in the
Standards tree,

LW> I'd recommend that
LW> you file a small, informational RFC for this, so that the MIME type can
LW> eventually be added.

Yup. Or register in the vnd. or prs. trees as appropriate.  Or use
application/x.gdiff (without registration).

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris at w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

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