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Re: Registration of application/svg+xml

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 19:18:36 +0100
Message-ID: <3BDC4BFC.EF04717C@w3.org>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> The SVG 1.0 spec states, "The MIME type for SVG is "image/svg+xml" (see
> [RFC3023]). The W3C will register this MIME type around the time when
> SVG is approved as a W3C Recommendation."

Yes, the W3C Recommendation for SVG does define the image/svg+xml MIME
type and people have been using it for a year (since it changed from
image/svg-xml which was what the internet draft preceeding RFC 3023 used
to say).

> What is the current status of this registration? It does not yet appear
> at http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/image/

The registration for SVG is in development, but has not yet been sent to

> Has anybody actually begun the process of officially registering this type?

Yes, the W3C SVG WG is working on it. Discussion hinges on such details
as whether to allow/require/disallow a charset (which would be a first
for image/* and would require more detailed server setup) and an
analysis of security considerations.

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