proposed media type: application/exi

Mark Baker distobj at
Thu Oct 16 23:32:04 CEST 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Carine Bournez <carine at> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:28:51AM +0900, Martin Duerst wrote:
>> At the moment, just a questions:
>> Given that there are many types of the form application/foo+xml,
>> will we see proposals for application/foo+exi in the future?
> The Working Group has evaluated the various solutions for
> content type management, including a +exi suffix mechanism.
> We feel that whenever possible the original media type (e.g.
> image/svg+xml, application/rdf+xml...) should be used along
> with a content-coding indicating the EXI encoding.


> However, since the content coding feature is not available for
> all protocols, the application/exi media type is needed in
> other cases.

I believe that you require format-specific types in those cases.


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