Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes (RFC6839)
Original Publication Date: 2013-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Jan-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Hansen: AUTHOR [+2]
[RFC3023] created the +xml suffix convention that can be used when defining names for media types whose representation uses XML underneath. That is, they could have been successfully parsed as if the media type had been application/xml in addition to their being parsed as their media type that is using the +xml suffix. [RFC6838] defines the media type "Structured Syntax Suffix Registry" to be used for such structured syntax suffixes.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Hansen Request for Comments: 6839 AT&T Laboratories Updates: 3023 A. Melnikov Category: Informational Isode Ltd ISSN: 2070-1721 January 2013
Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes
A content media type name sometimes includes partitioned meta- information distinguished by a structured syntax to permit noting an attribute of the media as a suffix to the name. This document defines several structured syntax suffixes for use with media type registrations. In particular, it defines and registers the "+json", "+ber", "+der", "+fastinfoset", "+wbxml" and "+zip" structured syntax suffixes, and provides a media type structured syntax suffix registration form for the "+xml" structured syntax suffix.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 6839 Additional Media Type Suffixes January 2013
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. When to Use These Structured Syntax Suffixes...