Tons of questions. And some patches

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Sun Jan 25 16:42:48 GMT 2004

On Sunday 25 January 2004 15:47, Frans Englich wrote:
> On Saturday 24 January 2004 15:41, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > Frans Englich wrote:
> > >* There's a lot of non registered mimetypes(ie. x-diff). Why
> > > aren't they registered at IANA? Is there a any reason to register
> > > them?
> >
> > AFAIK, because it's not easy to register MIME types with IANA that
> > aren't application/vnd.*
> Yeah, IIRC you would basically have to specify the file format in a
> RFC, as well as the formal process was more complex(consensus had to
> be reached in some standard body outside IANA).
> But that shouldn't prevent the types from being registered as vnd.*
> ..?

vnd.* is for vendor specific mime types like vnd.sun.xml.writer for text documents. diff is obviously no KDE specific mime 
type, so registering it as vnd.kde.diff doesn't make any sense.

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