Re: (aside) MIME type

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Chris Lilley <> wrote:

> So just call it 'Internet Media Type' like the IETF and IANA do, and quit
> quibbling.
> An informative aside (previously called MIME type) can be added for folks
> not up to speed.

That would be incorrect.  It's still called the MIME type; that's what
people know it by, and everyone knows what it means.  Ignore misguided
attempts by standards bodies to impose changes on a well-established,
widely understood term, and just call it what it's called.

(If you think it's quibbling, that means you think it's a waste of time to
worry about either way.  You're asking for a bunch of changes to be made to
specs to change terminology, so you do seem to care; so please don't say
that other people are quibbling.)

Glenn Maynard

Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:32:35 UTC