Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes
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Network Working Group                                          T. Hansen
Internet-Draft                                         AT&T Laboratories
Intended status: Standards Track                          April 05, 2012
Expires: October 05, 2012

            Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes
               draft-hansen-media-type-suffix-regs-00

Abstract

   This document defines several Structured Syntax Suffixes for use with
   media type registrations.  In particular, it defines and registers
   the "+json", "+der", "+fastinfoset" and "+wbxml" Structured Syntax
   Suffixes.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  When to Use these Structured Syntax Suffixes . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  The +json Structured Syntax Suffix . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   4.  The +der Structured Syntax Suffix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

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   5.  The +fastinfoset Structured Syntax Suffix  . . . . . . . . . .  3
   6.  The +wbxml Structured Syntax Suffix  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

1.  Introduction

   [RFC3023] created the +xml suffix convention that may be used by
   media types whose representation uses XML underneath, that is, they
   could have been successfully parsed as if the media type had been
   application/xml in addition to their being parsed as their media type
   that is using the +xml suffix.  [I-D.ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs]
   defines a registry to be used for future Structured Syntax Suffixes.

   A variety of Structured Syntax Suffixes have already been used in
   some Media Type registration, in particular "+json", "+der",
   "+fastinfoset" and "+wbxml".  This document defines and registers
   these four Structured Syntax Suffixes in the Structured Syntax Suffix
   registry.

   Discussion of this document should occur in the Apps Area Working
   Group (apps-discuss@ietf.org).

2.  When to Use these Structured Syntax Suffixes

   Each of the Structured Syntax Suffixes defined in this document are
   appropriate for use when the media type identifies the semantics of
   the protocol payload.  That is, knowing the semantics of the specific
   media type provides for more specific processing of the content than
   that afforded by generic processing of the underlying representation.

   At the same time, using the suffix provides receivers of the media
   types to do generic processing of the underyling representation in
   cases where they do not need to handle specially the specific
   semantics of the exact media type.

3.  The +json Structured Syntax Suffix

   [RFC4627] defines the "application/json" media type.  The suffix
   "+json" may be used with any media type whose representation follows
   that established for "application/json".  The Structured Syntax
   Suffix registration form follows:

   Name                JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
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