DR-09-0034 (was "Re: DR-09-0032 and DR-09-0034")

MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) eb2m-mrt at asahi-net.or.jp
Tue Feb 17 02:50:09 CET 2009

I would argue that it is our obligation to register OOXML media types. 
ODF people have registered their media types.  The media types for XML 
are registered at IANA, and the media type for RELAX NG compact syntax 
is also registered (I was involved in both).  I do not want my working
group to ignore best practices of Internet.  Now, people can rightly 
claim that we are bad guys and ODF people are good guys. 

Since these media types belong to the vendor tree (as opposed to 
the standard tree), it should not be difficult to register these media 
types.  We only have to send some e-mails to the ietf-types mailing list.
More about this, see http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4288  

I also think that 29500 should provide some more information 
about these media types.  Such information should cover 
parameters at least.

Are the media types listed in OOXML intended to be used in the HTTP or 
MIME content-field?  Or, are these media types used only in [Content_Types].xml?
If they are used only in [Content_Types].xml, I do not think we need 
parameters for these media types.


MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) <EB2M-MRT at asahi-net.or.jp>

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