Markdown MIME type?

Aristotle Pagaltzis pagaltzis at
Mon Feb 4 08:44:39 EST 2008

* Thomas Nichols <nichols7 at> [2008-02-04 14:10]:

> When this came up on the list before I think there was a

> consensus that `text/x-markdown` is usable -- possibly with a

> URI to identify the Markdown syntax used.


> Did I understand that correctly?

Yes, you did. Using a type with a subtype starting with `x-` is
permissible, and in absence of a registered MIME type, the only
thing that third parties can do.

Note [RFC 4288, section 3.4][1], though:

However, with the simplified registration procedures
described above for vendor and personal trees, it
should rarely, if ever, be necessary to use unregistered
experimental types. Therefore, use of both "x-" and "x."
forms is discouraged.


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