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Fwd: Problem with IANA MIME media types registry

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 09:29:24 +0100
Message-ID: <1736579452.20051212092924@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

This is a forwarded message
From: Bruce Lilly <blilly@erols.com>
To: webmaster@iana.org
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005, 3:39:58 PM
Subject: Problem with IANA MIME media types registry

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[CC'd to IETF discussion list and ietf-types discussion list]

Hello,

Recent changes to the page at
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/index.html
accessed via the link from the IANA Assigned numbers page
http://www.iana.org/numbers.html#M
have rendered the registry of assigned media types useless.
Prior to the recent change, the media types registry listed
the assigned MIME top-level media types, viz. application, audio,
image, message, model, multipart, text, and video.  Since the
change, only the application top-level type is listed (audio, image,
message, model, multipart, text, and video have vanished without
a trace) and superfluous repetition of the application subtypes
listed in
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application
has appeared (these of course are not top-level media types).

Could you please investigate what has gone awry and regenerate
a page that provides top-level media types.

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Forwarded because my earlier assertion that things were fine now they
had stable URIs for media types seems to be premature. What was formerly
under application has now moved up a level and the rest has disappeared.
Or rather, become unlinked. For example
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/image/
is still there, just not linked anywhere.

I suspect its just an update glitch, but anyway....

-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Monday, 12 December 2005 08:29:29 UTC

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