Markdown MIME type?
nichols7 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 4 07:47:02 EST 2008
Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote on 2008/02/03 19:46:
> * Petite Abeille <petite.abeille at gmail.com> [2008-02-03 17:55]:
>> What MIME type do people use for Markdown?
> Regrettably, there still isnâ€™t one registered for Markdown. If my
> reading of [RFCÂ 4288] is correct, John shouldnâ€™t have any trouble
> registering eg. `text/vnd.daringfireball.markdown` using the
> application form at <http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/mediatypes.pl>.
> (Most of the â€œmandatoryâ€ fields in that form apply only to MIME
> types registered in the standards tree, not the vendor tree.)
> Hint hint, nudge nudge.
> [RFCÂ 4288]: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4288
> I end up using `text/plain` most of the time because browsers
> throw up a download box whenever they encounter an unknown MIME
> type, even though [RFCÂ 2046] explicitly says they should treat
> any unknown `text/*` MIME type as `text/plain`.
> [RFCÂ 2046]: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2046
When this came up on the list before  I think there was a consensus
is usable -- possibly with a URI to identify the Markdown syntax used.
Did I understand that correctly?
and ensuing discussion
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