MIME Sub-type Registrations for Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'MIME Sub-type Registrations for FITS' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'MIME Sub-type Registrations for FITS ' <draft-allen-fitsmime-01.txt> as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Scott Hollenbeck. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-allen-fitsmime-01.txt
Technical Summary This document describes the registration of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) sub-types to be used by the international astronomical community for the interchange of FITS files. The encoding is defined by the published FITS standard documents. The FITS format has been in use since 1979, and almost all data from astronomical observations are interchanged using FITS. Working Group Summary This document is an individual submission that has not been developed by an IETF working group. MIME types review was completed without any issues being raised. Protocol Quality Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed the spec for the IESG. Multiple implementations have been under development for several years.