IETF XML Mime mailing list archives & XML Protocol working group issues on MIME types

In regard to the request from the XML Protocols Working Group
for guidelines for W3C working group media types, I will point
out a fairly substantial archived discussion of these and
related issues at:

You should consider inviting the editors of RFC 3023
(XML Media Types) to join any discussion of MIME media
types for XML bodies.

The issue of adding various URIs as parameters for XML
media types was discussed in many many many messages;
the earliest I can find was the discussion starting in
in April 1999.

For what it's worth, I was opposed in 1999 to adding
additional parameters to XML-based media types
and I still think it's a bad idea.

application/soap+xml still looks pretty good to me.
The XML protocol working group has discussed this issue
ad naseum (e.g.,
is one message amongst many threads on the topic.)


Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 03:32:30 UTC