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Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes (RFC6839) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000225203D
Original Publication Date: 2013-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Jan-30
Document File: 28 page(s) / 26K

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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.

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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.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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 Hansen & Melnikov             Informational                     [Page 1]
 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...