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From: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:08:56 +0000
Message-ID: <4933E1E8.2050800@philarcher.org>
To: Public POWDER <public-powderwg@w3.org>

For the POWDER public record, I have submitted the request to IANA to 
register text/powder+xml as a Media Type.

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Subject: [IANA #208572] AutoReply: Request for MIME media type 
Text/Standards Tree -
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:56:55 +0000
From: IANA MIME Requests via RT <iana-mime@icann.org>
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To: phil@philarcher.org
References: <RT-Ticket-208572@icann.org> 
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Name : Phil Archer

Email : phil@philarcher.org

MIME media type name : Text

MIME subtype name : Standards Tree -powder+xml

Required parameters :

Optional parameters :
charset

Encoding considerations : 7bit


Security considerations :
RFC 3023, section 10, reviews the security considerations for XML Media 
Types in general. text/powder+xml does not subtract from such 
considerations. However, the structure of a POWDER document is highly 
constrained with child elements from external namespaces prohibited for 
many elements. Thus we do not consider POWDER to present any addition 
security consideration.

Interoperability considerations :
The text top level media type is used in accordance with RFC2046, 
section 3(1) which says that "... software must not be required in order 
to get the general idea of the content." We contend that the structure 
of a POWDER document, whilst not desigend first and foremost to be 
human-readable, is simple enough for this requirement to be met. 
Therefore interoperability with systems that only render text is supported.

Published specification :
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Description Resources
(http://www.w3.org/TR/powder-dr/). See Section 4.

Applications which use this media :
The POWDER Working Group is releasing two conformant POWDER processors. 
One is already available at http://keg.icra.org/cgi-bin/processor.cgi

Additional information :

1. Magic number(s) : None
2. File extension(s) : None (.xml is sufficient)
3. Macintosh file type code : None
4. Object Identifiers: None

The current draft of the relevant document is at Last Call but the WG is 
not expecting to make a separate call for implementations, preferring to 
seek transition to W3C Proposed Recommendation later this month. In 
addition to this request for text/powder+xml, we are also submitting a 
request to register application/powder-s+xml and the registration of 
'describedby' as a relationship type to be included at 
http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations/link-relations.xhtml

Person to contact for further information :

1. Name : Phil Archer
2. Email : phil@philarcher.org

Intended usage : Common


Author/Change controller : Phil Archer, POWDER WG chair;
Matt Womer, W3C Team Contact (mdw@w3.org)

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Phil Archer
w. http://philarcher.org/
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