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Media Feature Tag Registration Procedure (RFC2506)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 10 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Holtman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Recent Internet applications, such as the World Wide Web, tie together a great diversity in data formats, client and server platforms, and communities. This has created a need for media feature descriptions and negotiation mechanisms in order to identify and reconcile the form of information to the capabilities and preferences of the parties involved.

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Network Working Group K. Holtman

Request for Comments: 2506 TUE

BCP: 31 A. Mutz

Category: Best Current Practice Hewlett-Packard

T. Hardie

Equinix

March 1999

Media Feature Tag Registration Procedure

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

ABSTRACT

Recent Internet applications, such as the World Wide Web, tie

together a great diversity in data formats, client and server

platforms, and communities. This has created a need for media

feature descriptions and negotiation mechanisms in order to identify

and reconcile the form of information to the capabilities and

preferences of the parties involved.

Extensible media feature identification and negotiation mechanisms

require a common vocabulary in order to positively identify media

features. A registration process and authority for media features is

defined with the intent of sharing this vocabulary between

communicating parties. In addition, a URI tree is defined to enable

sharing of media feature definitions without registration.

This document defines a registration procedure which uses the

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) as a central registry for

the media feature vocabulary.

Please send comments to the CONNEG working group at

medfree@imc.org>. Discussions of the working group are archived at

.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction ................................................. 2

2 Media feature tag definitions ................................ 3

2.1 Media feature tag purpose ................................. 3

2.2 Media feature tag syntax .................................. 4

2.3 Media feature tag values .................................. 4

2.4 ASN.1 identifiers for media feature tags ................. 5

3 Media feature tag registration ............................... 5

3.1 Registration trees ........................................ 6

3.1.1 IETF tree ............................................... 6

3.1.2 Global tree ........