Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures
draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs-11

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Internet-Draft                                                    Oracle
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                                                       AT&T Laboratories
                                                            June 4, 2012

         Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures
                 draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs-11

Abstract

   This document defines procedures for the specification and
   registration of media types for use in HTTP, MIME and other Internet
   protocols.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  Historical Note  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Media Type Registration Preliminaries  . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Registration Trees and Subtype Names . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  Standards Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.2.  Vendor Tree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.3.  Personal or Vanity Tree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.4.  Unregistered x. Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.5.  Additional Registration Trees  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   4.  Registration Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.1.  Functionality Requirement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.2.  Naming Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.2.1.  Text Media Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.2.2.  Image Media Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.3.  Audio Media Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.4.  Video Media Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.5.  Application Media Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.6.  Multipart and Message Media Types  . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.2.7.  Additional Top-level Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.2.8.  Structured Syntax Name Suffixes  . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.2.9.  Deprecated Aliases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.3.  Parameter Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.4.  Canonicalization and Format Requirements . . . . . . . . . 14
     4.5.  Interchange Recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     4.6.  Security Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     4.7.  Requirements specific to XML media types . . . . . . . . . 17
     4.8.  Encoding Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     4.9.  Usage and Implementation Non-requirements  . . . . . . . . 18
     4.10. Publication Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     4.11. Fragment Identifier Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.12. Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   5.  Media Type Registration Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     5.1.  Preliminary Community Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     5.2.  Submit request to IANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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