Following is the body of a message from Jim Whitehead to the W3C XML
SIG. Please do not reply to this message or attribute its authorship
to me. -- Jon
FYI, the IETF has issued the document for XML media types registration as
Internet Informational Request for Comments 2376, and IANA has added
text/xml and application/xml to the list of registered media types
So, text/xml and application/xml are now official Internet media types.
The RFC itself can be retrieved from:
Since this document has significant discussion on i18n and security issues,
perhaps a link to it from the W3C's (and other third-party XML resource
pages) XML pages would be helpful in achieving compliance with this
Here is the forwarded IETF announcement message:
A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
Title: XML Media Types
Author(s): E. Whitehead, M. Murata
Date: July 1998
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This document proposes two new media subtypes, text/xml and
application/xml, for use in exchanging network entities which are
conforming Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML entities are
currently exchanged via the HyperText Transfer Protocol on the World
Wide Web, are an integral part of the WebDAV protocol for remote web
authoring, and are expected to have utility in many domains.
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