Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures
RFC 6838

Approval announcement
Draft of message to be sent after approval:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures' to Best Current Practice (draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs-14.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures'
  (draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs-14.txt) as Best Current Practice

This document is the product of the Applications Area Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Barry Leiba and Pete Resnick.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs/


Technical Summary

This document defines procedures for the specification and
registration of media types for use in HTTP, MIME and other Internet
protocols.

Working Group Summary

The document was developed by seasoned experts in media types,
and was preceded by significant discussion. The process has been
mostly smooth, but for a great deal of wordsmithing and then picking
nits in the smithed words.  That process could go on forever, and
sometimes seems to.

Document Quality

The document updates media type registration procedures based on
experience since the publication of RFC4288. The procedures created
there and in its antecedent have been around for a long time; this
document merely refines them.  The aforementioned wordsmithing
has given us a solid document.

Personnel

Murray Kucherawy is the Document Shepherd.
Barry Leiba is the responsible Area Director.


RFC Editor notes:
Three items...
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Section 3.1

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   The first procedure is used for registering registrations from IETF
   Consensus documents

NEW
   The first procedure is used for registrations from IETF
   Consensus documents

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Small clarification in Section 5.2; replace the whole section thus:

NEW
   Media types registered in the standards tree by the IETF itself MUST
   be reviewed and approved by the IESG as part of the normal standards
   process.  Approval of the RFC will constitute all required review, and
   IANA will register the requested media type on that basis.

   Standards tree registrations by recognized standards bodies
   as well as registrations in the vendor and personal tree are
   submitted directly to the IANA, unless other arrangements were made
   as part of a liaison agreement.  Registration requests can be sent to
   iana@iana.org.  A web form for registration requests is also available:

         http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/mediatypes.pl

   In either case posting the registration to the media-types@iana.org list
   for review prior to submission is strongly encouraged.

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Any BCP 78 issues have to be addressed in a different document, so:
Section 6, bullet 2, last sentence:

OLD:
   The template may also be submitted in some other
   form (as part of another document or as a stand-alone document),
   but the contents will be treated as an "IETF Contribution" under
   the guidelines of BCP 78 [RFC5378].

NEW:
   The template may also be submitted in some other
   form, e.g., as part of another document or as a stand-alone
   document.

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