[IPP] [arcmedia] WG Action: Formed 'Archive' Top-Level Media Type (arcmedia)

[IPP] [arcmedia] WG Action: Formed 'Archive' Top-Level Media Type (arcmedia)

[IPP] [arcmedia] WG Action: Formed 'Archive' Top-Level Media Type (arcmedia)

Kennedy, Smith (Wireless Architect) smith.kennedy at hp.com
Mon Feb 9 22:50:18 UTC 2015


Thanks!

Smith



> On 2015-02-09, at 3:43 PM, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> FYI - Smith - you might want to look at this WG and this first new top-level
> MIME type in a decade (for various standard archive formats).
> 
> Cheer,
> - Ira
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: The IESG <iesg-secretary at ietf.org <mailto:iesg-secretary at ietf.org>>
> Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 3:49 PM
> Subject: [arcmedia] WG Action: Formed 'Archive' Top-Level Media Type (arcmedia)
> To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce at ietf.org <mailto:ietf-announce at ietf.org>>
> Cc: arcmedia WG <arcmedia at ietf.org <mailto:arcmedia at ietf.org>>
> 
> 
> A new IETF working group has been formed in the Applications Area. For
> additional information please contact the Area Directors or the WG Chair.
> 
> Please note that a co-chair will be added soon.
> 
> 'Archive' Top-Level Media Type (arcmedia)
> ------------------------------------------------
> Current Status: Proposed WG
> 
> Chairs:
>   Dave Crocker <dcrocker at bbiw.net <mailto:dcrocker at bbiw.net>>
> 
> Assigned Area Director:
>   Barry Leiba <barryleiba at computer.org <mailto:barryleiba at computer.org>>
> 
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> 
> Charter:
> 
> Archive formats are used to aggregate multiple files and other data into
> a single object, often with data compression and/or confidentiality
> protection (encryption).  This working group will create an "archive"
> top-level media type.
> 
> There has been recent work to register media types for archive formats
> such as .tar (a POSIX standard format).  There are already several
> similar media types for archive formats, such as .gzip. and .zip. (see,
> for example, RFC6713), all of which are registered under the top-level
> media type "application".
> 
> We create top-level media types only rarely, only with Standards Track
> RFCs, and only when one or more media types get special (or common, in
> the case of more than one) handling that does not fit under an existing
> top-level media type.  RFC6838 defines this process.
> 
> The working group will use draft-seantek-kerwin-arcmedia-type as its
> initial input for a Standards Track document that creates a top-level
> media type for archive formats.  The document will specify rules for
> registering subtypes under that new top-level type, considering at a
> minimum the issue of type suffixes, fragment identifiers, and
> internationalization.  The W3C TAG work on packaging and archives,
> currently in progress, will also be considered.
> 
> Either in that same document or in one of more follow-on documents, it
> will produce an initial set of registrations under the new top-level
> media type.
> 
> The main document will include an Implementation Status section,
> described by RFC6982, to record known projects that will either produce
> or consume content using the new media type.  If by the first milestone
> there appears to be no implementations of the new media type expected,
> the working group will conclude, without having produced any RFCs.
> 
> No other work is in scope for this working group.
> 
> 
> Milestones:
>   Jun 2015 - Base document
>   Dec 2015 - Registrations document(s) (if separate from the base)
> 
> 
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