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RE: Media-Type (MIME type) for RIF

From: Boley, Harold <Harold.Boley@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:31:25 -0400
Message-ID: <E4D07AB09F5F044299333C8D0FEB45E904FFE15F@nrccenexb1.nrc.ca>
To: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: "RIF WG" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Sandro,

http://www.w3.org/2002/06/registering-mediatype

links to

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt

whose sections 8.16-8.18 could act as paradigms.

What about this, where [RIF-BLD] is our LC submission of BLD
(assuming this can later be generalized to [RIF-FLD] with the
full RIF syntax for logic dialects, including the PRD logic):


 Application/rif+xml

   Content-type: application/rif+xml

   <?xml version="1.0" ?>

   RIF documents identified using this MIME type are XML documents whose
   content describes rules, as defined by [RIF-BLD].  As a format based
   on XML, RIF documents SHOULD use the '+xml' suffix convention in
   their MIME content-type identifier.  However, no content type has yet
   been registered for RIF and so this media type should not be used
   until such registration has been completed.


I think you should add a new BLD boilerplate section 9 Appendix: ...
corresponding to the template in rfc4288.txt section 10.
We can then discuss it and I will certainly help filling it out.

-- Harold


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandro Hawke [mailto:sandro@w3.org] 
Sent: June 12, 2008 2:06 PM
To: Boley, Harold
Cc: RIF WG
Subject: Media-Type (MIME type) for RIF


Sorry, but I made a mistake when I said we didn't need to worry about
media-type registration for Last Cast.   The registration form is
supposed to be a normative appendix (to BLD, I think), as per:

   http://www.w3.org/2002/06/registering-mediatype

Harold, do you have time to give that a try?  In particular, the
template in section 10 of http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4288.txt ?

There is some complication here, though, in the media type being for all
of RIF, not just BLD.  That's kind of tricky.....  Ponder, ponder.
Perhaps BLD should just name the expected mime type
("application/rif+xml" I guess) and say the full registration will
follow (in some general RIF-syntax document?).

     -- Sandro

(this completes ACTION-475 woefully late.)
Received on Friday, 13 June 2008 19:32:07 GMT

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