Revisiting mime-types and file extensions
sam at rephrase.net
Fri Jun 15 21:38:29 EDT 2007
On 6/16/07, Thomas Nichols <nichols7 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> This looks a workable option for us (and is in fact what we were doing
> last time we played with this). The 'profile' idea is also interesting
> -- though for consistency with other mime-types would this be the
> optimal syntax? With embedded space/newline and semi-colon?
The newline wasn't intentional, darned email, but yes, like Content-Type.
content := "Content-Type" ":" type "/" subtype *(";" parameter)
I suggested the parameter because something similar is specified for
> If the profile is not sufficient precisely to identify the supported
> language syntax, I'm not sure it would have much practical value for us.
Of course, `text/x-markdown+extra` won't give you that either.
The primary advantage of a URL is that it provides a discovery
mechanism. It also makes explicit that different "profiles" are all in
the Markdown family, which a shared `x-markdown` prefix doesn't.
Anyway, Michel Fortin is probably right, and the whole scheme is too
complicated to bother with.
Never mind. :)
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