Re: [APPS-REVIEW] Metalink XML Download Description Format (draft-bryan-
Anthony Bryan wrote: > ... >> One way out of that would by to "grab" special type names like "torrent", >> and hardwire them. That should be ok as long as they can't collide with >> registered names (thus no "/" allowed). > > Great, thanks Julian! Thanks to the other people that mentioned this > as well, it seems much cleaner & tightened up now. :) > > Do I need to explicitly state no "/" allowed, or just know any that > ones I'm defining can't be "/" ? I'd say that types without "/" are reserved, and the only reserved value for now is "torrent". > And would it be better to just allow the unofficial MIME type, instead > of essentially creating an unofficial registry with one or a handful > of entries? Or is MIME types plus hardwired entries better? > ... I think you'll see pushback once you start to make normative requirements related to unregistered mime types. So, you can also try to get a type registered, which of course would be the cleaner solution... BR, Julian
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