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Re: MIME types

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:26:10 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.2.20000223122603.00bad5b0@pop3.concentric.net>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Cc: Evaluation & Repair Interest Group <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
aloha, wendy!

you wrote, quote:
We had assumed that we could identify which OBJECT elements included 
programmatic objects by looking at the "type" or "codetype" 
attribute.  However, there is not a type defined for Java or Flash in the 
current list of MIME types [2]. I had expected to find a subcategory of 
application for Java and flash.
unquote

don't mime types need to be registered via IANA
http://www.iana.org/

there is an online MIME type registration form located at:
http://www.isi.edu/cgi-bin/iana/mediatypes.pl

but i seriously doubt if we could register Flash and ECMAScript 
unilaterally...  obviously, macromedia needs to be prodded to register 
flash and shockwave, and something needs to be done about 
JavaScript/ECMASript, too...  if so, would the HTML WG/CG be the 
appropriate persons to liaison?

gregory

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