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XML Media Types (RFC2376)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 15 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Whitehead: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2376: DOI

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). This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

Whitehead & Murata Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2376 XML Media Types July 1998

7 REFERENCES .....................................................13 8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...............................................14 9 ADDRESSES OF AUTHORS ...........................................14 10 FULL COPYRIGHT STATEMENT ......................................15

1 Introduction

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued a Recommendation [REC-XML] which defines the Extensible Markup Language (XML), version 1. To enable the exchange of XML network entities, this document proposes two new media types, text/xml and application/xml.

XML entities are currently exchanged on the World Wide Web, and XML is also used for property values and parameter marshalling by the WebDAV protocol for remote web authoring. Thus, there is a need for a media type to properly label the exchange of XML network entities. (Note that, as sometimes happens between two co...

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