The application/sql Media Type
draft-shafranovich-mime-sql-02

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Intended status: Informational                          December 3, 2012
Expires: June 6, 2013

                     The application/sql Media Type
                   draft-shafranovich-mime-sql-02.txt

Abstract

   This document registers the application/sql media type to be used for
   the Structured Query Language (SQL).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Media Type Registration Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Appendix A.  Status of This Document [To Be Removed Upon
                Publication] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     A.1.  Discussion Venue  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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1.  Introduction

   The Structured Query Language (SQL) has been in use for over 30 years
   with various types of database technologies.  However, there is no
   current media type registered for SQL.  Therefore, this document
   seeks to formally register the application/sql media type to be used
   for SQL with IANA.

2.  Media Type Registration Application

   This section provides the media type registration application which
   will be submitted to IANA after IESG approval of this document.

   Type name: application

   Subtype name: sql

   Required parameters: N/A

   Optional parameters:

      "charset" - indicates the character set to be used.  When not
      specified, US-ASCII should be assumed.

      Implementators should note that as per section 4.2.4, part 2 of
      [ISO.9075.2011], all SQL implementations are required to support
      US-ASCII, ISO-8859-1, UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 encodings.  Those
      should be the only valid values for the charset parameter unless
      some other agreement exists between the parties.

      When using [Unicode], the [ISO.9075.2011] standard dictates a
      preference of UTF-8 over UTF-16, and UTF-16 over UTF-32.

   Encoding considerations:charset

      When no character set is specified via the "charset" parameter or
      US-ASCII is specified, 7bit encoding is used.  When other
      character sets are used, 8bit or binary encoding may be required.

   Security considerations:

      Being that SQL is a full fledged programming language and may
      include embedded source code for other programming languages, it
      may be used to transfer malware, viruses and other malicious
      payloads.  Implementors and users are encouraged only to exchange
      SQL files among trusted parties and utilize all available security
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