Re: misconceptions about MIME [long]

Dan Connolly (
Wed, 28 Oct 92 10:57:38 CST

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Subject: Re: misconceptions about MIME [long] 
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 92 10:57:38 CST
From: Dan Connolly <>

>Would it be reasonable of us to take Dan's cue and change HTTP2 so that
>the returned message is a MIME format?

You mean use MIME content types for HTTP2 format negociation: exactly!

>  Would MIME in return (a) add
>text/SGML/HTML as a MIME format 

Just write a spec for it and register it with the IANA.

> (who registers DTD names?

The ISO grants public text identifiers for DTDs.

> and also
>use an IETF standard URL a the external reference format?

I'm not sure I understand this part. Sure you can have a format
called text/html, and sure you can put URLs in it, but that
doesn't mean URLs have to become part of the MIME standard.