MIME type for XML
Well, it's time to start the IANA registration process for text/xml.
The first step is to send a message to the discussion group that
reviews proposals for new media types. My previous experience with
the registration of media types is zero, so I need the knowledgeable
members of the WG to help out here.
According to draft-ietf-822ext-mime-reg-03, rfc1590, and rfc1521, the
message that begins the discussion should look something like the one
I've appended below. Please review and comment if you are familiar
with this process.
Subject: Registration of MIME media type text/xml
MIME media type name: text
MIME subtype name: xml
Required parameters: none
Optional parameters: charset
Encoding considerations: the primary encodings are UTF-8 and UCS-2,
but other common encoding schemes such as SJIS are also allowed.
UTF-8 is the default.
Security considerations: the security considerations associated with
Interoperability considerations: the interoperability considerations
associated with text/plain apply.
Published specification: Extensible Markup Language (XML), W3C Working
Draft 14-Nov-96 (http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-xml-961114.html; also
Applications which use this media type: any application that uses
extensible, structured, validatable text defined by the published
Magic number(s): none
File extension(s): xml
Macintosh File Type Code(s): none
Person & email address to contact for further information:
Jon Bosak, email@example.com
Intended usage: COMMON
Tim Bray, firstname.lastname@example.org
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU