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Re: iana mime types as rdfs:Datatype ?

From: David Powell <djpowell@djpowell.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 21:27:15 +0100
Message-ID: <178948232.20060626212715@djpowell.net>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, atom-owl@googlegroups.com


Friday, June 23, 2006, 11:46:33 AM, Henry Story wrote:

> Every iana mime type has an associated url. So for example text/html  
> is  http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/text/html

What is a mime (media) type? Does it allow parameters?

The RFCs don't define the term "media type", and it is used in
contradictory ways, including:

 + A top level type, eg: "text"
 + A two-part type, eg: "text/plain"
 + A full type with parameters, eg: "text/plain; format=flowed"

Does Atom allow parameters in its @type attribute?

How should RDF vocabularies refer to mime types that include
parameters?

It is all a bit vague, I find it easiest just to model the mime type
as a Literal property.

-- 
Dave
Received on Monday, 26 June 2006 20:27:25 UTC

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