Sign in
Version 5.13.0, 2015-03-25
Report a bug

XML Media Types

Document type: Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2012-10-18 (latest revision 2009-09-24)
Intended RFC status: Proposed Standard
Other versions: (expired, archived): plain text, pdf, html

IETF State: (None)
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: Replaced by draft-lilley-xml-mediatypes
Responsible AD: Pete Resnick
Send notices to:,,,

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found here:


This document 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 deprecating text/xml and text/ xml-external-parsed-entity. This document also standardizes a convention (using the suffix '+xml') for naming media types outside of these five types when those media types represent XML MIME entities. XML MIME entities are currently exchanged via the HyperText Transfer Protocol on the World Wide Web, are an integral part of the WebDAV protocol for remote web authoring, and are expected to have utility in many domains. Major differences from [RFC3023] are deprecation of text/xml and text/xml-external-parsed-entity, the addition of XPointer and XML Base as fragment identifiers and base URIs, respectively, mention of the XPointer Registry, and updating of many references.


Murata Makoto <>
Dan Kohn <>
Chris Lilley <>

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid)