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XML Media Types (RFC2376)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jul-01
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Document File: 12 page(s) / 30K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Whitehead: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

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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Network Working Group E. Whitehead

Request for Comments: 2376 UC Irvine

Category: Informational M. Murata

Fuji Xerox Info. Systems

July 1998

XML Media Types

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

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.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION ....................................................2

2 NOTATIONAL CONVENTIONS ..........................................3

3 XML MEDIA TYPES .................................................3

3.1 Text/xml Registration ........................................3

3.2 Application/xml Registration .................................6

4 SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS .........................................8

5 THE BYTE ORDER MARK (BOM) AND CONVERSIONS TO/FROM UTF-16 ........9

6 EXAMPLES ........................................................9

6.1 text/xml with UTF-8 Charset .................................10

6.2 text/xml with UTF-16 Charset ................................10

6.3 text/xml with ISO-2022-KR Charset ...........................10

6.4 text/xml with Omitted Charset ...............................11

6.5 application/xml with UTF-16 Charset .........................11

6.6 application/xml with ISO-2022-KR Charset ....................11

6.7 application/xml with Omitted Charset and UTF-16 XML Entity ..12

6.8 application/xml with Omitted Charset and UTF-8 Entity .......12

6.9 application/xml with Omitted Charset and Internal Encoding

Declaration.......................................................12

7 REFERENCES .....................................................13

8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...............................................14

9 ADDRESSES OF AUTHORS ...........................................14

10 FULL COPYRIGHT STATEMENT ......................................15

1 Introduction

The ...