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Re: MIME types

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:26:30 -0500 (EST)
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
cc: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, Evaluation & Repair Interest Group <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002231225170.18938-100000@tux.w3.org>
lots of things that aren't registered are sent using fairly common "private
extensions". The example here is (from the SouthPark Movie
site) application/x-shockwave-flash for which, sadly, I don't have any
handler registered in Lynx...

cheers

Charles

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:

  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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