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XML Media Types

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Expired & archived
Authors Murata Makoto , Dan Kohn , Chris Lilley
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2009-09-24)
Replaced by draft-lilley-xml-mediatypes
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream WG state (None)
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-lilley-xml-mediatypes
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Pete Resnick
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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

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