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Fwd: Registration procedure for MIME media types

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:11:26 -0600
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To: webCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>

>From: Robert Orosz <roboro@auto-trol.com>
>To: "Lofton Henderson (E-mail)" <lofton@rockynet.com>
>Subject: Registration procedure for MIME media types
>Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:01:00 -0600
>I've attached the PDF version of RFC 4288, which is titled "Media Type
>Specifications and Registration Procedures." I've checked the RFC Editor's
>web site, and it is still current. There are two errata, but both are
>The change procedures are discussed in section 9 on page 18. You should also
>have a look at section 3.1 on page 4.
>Here is the immediate problem as I see it. Neither OASIS or W3C are the
>"owners" of the CGM media type as defined in section 3.1. IEC and ISO would
>be the recognized owners since they published the CGM standard via their
>joint committee (JTC 1). A change request would have to be initiated by SC
>24 according to the IANA procedures. Once that is done they could pass
>responsibility for the media type to W3C (see the third paragraph in section
>  <<rfc4288.pdf>>

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