XML Media Types
draft-ietf-appsawg-xml-mediatypes-09

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Network Working Group                                        H. Thompson
Internet-Draft                                   University of Edinburgh
Obsoletes: 3023 (if approved)                                  C. Lilley
Updates: 6839 (if approved)                                          W3C
Intended status: Standards Track                          March 02, 2014
Expires: September 3, 2014

                            XML Media Types
                  draft-ietf-appsawg-xml-mediatypes-09

Abstract

   This specification standardizes three media types -- application/xml,
   application/xml-external-parsed-entity, and application/xml-dtd --
   for use in exchanging network entities that are related to the
   Extensible Markup Language (XML) while defining text/xml and text/
   xml-external-parsed-entity as aliases for the respective application/
   types.  This specification also standardizes the '+xml' suffix for
   naming media types outside of these five types when those media types
   represent XML MIME entities.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Conformance Keywords  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Characters, Encodings, Charsets . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  MIME Entities, XML Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Encoding Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  XML MIME producers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  XML MIME consumers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  The Byte Order Mark (BOM) and Encoding Conversions  . . .   7
   4.  XML Media Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  XML MIME Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Using '+xml' when Registering XML-based Media Types . . .  10
     4.3.  Registration Guidelines for XML-based Media Types Not
           Using '+xml'  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Fragment Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  The Base URI  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  XML Versions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     8.1.  UTF-8 Charset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     8.2.  UTF-16 Charset  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.3.  Omitted Charset and 8-bit MIME Entity . . . . . . . . . .  15
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