[IPP] Fwd: [IANA #955632] Request for media type text/strings

[IPP] Fwd: [IANA #955632] Request for media type text/strings

[IPP] Fwd: [IANA #955632] Request for media type text/strings

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu Apr 13 19:00:29 UTC 2017


All,

FYI...  I will take care of supplying the updates they have requested...


> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Amanda Baber via RT <iana-mime at iana.org>
> Subject: [IANA #955632] Request for media type text/strings
> Date: April 13, 2017 at 12:59:03 PM EDT
> To: msweet at apple.com
> Reply-To: iana-mime at iana.org
> 
> Hi Michael,
> 
> The designated experts have returned a review for this request (see inline comments below). Your other request is still in their queue. I'll send them a reminder now.
> 
> Please send a revised security considerations section with your reply.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Amanda Baber
> Lead IANA Services Specialist
> 
> ===
> 
>> Name: Michael Sweet
>> Email: msweet at apple.com
> 
>> Media type name: text
>> Media subtype name: strings
> 
> This name is acceptable, although I have to at least suggest that a more
> specific name, e.g., application/printer-message-catalog might be
> something to consider. (My personal preference would be the leave the name
> alone, but as reviewer I am obligated to make the suggestion.)
> 
> The fact that this essentially a registration of Apple's .strings
> file format, the more general name is OK, but does place a bit more
> of a requirement on the registration to cover all the issues.
> 
>> Required parameters: NONE
> 
>> Optional parameters:
>> NONE
> 
>> Encoding considerations: 8bit
> 
>> UTF-8 encoded Unicode text.
> 
>> Security considerations:
> 
>> Localized strings may be arbitrarily large and could potentially cause a
>> denial-of-service.
> 
>> Localized strings may contain printf-style format characters that could cause
>> a program to display unintended information or crash.
> 
> This is useful information but not sufficient. All media types must:
> 
> (1) State whether or not the media type contains active or executable
>    content. If the media type does contain executable content explain
>    what measures have been taken to insure that it can be executed
>    safely, e.g. a sandbox, safe operation set, signed content, etc.
> 
> (2) State whether or not the information contained in the media type
>    needs privacy or integrity services.
> 
> (3) If the answer to (2) is yes, elaborate on any privacy or integrity
>    services the media type itself provides, or if it doesn't provide such
>    services, explain how they should be provided externally, e.g., through
>    the use of SSL/TLS.
> 
> The answer to (1) is pretty clearly "no", but that needs to be stated. As for
> (2) and (3), the format clearly doesn't provide integrity or privacy
> protections. I don't think privacy is an issue - and you should say that if
> it's true - but integrity clearly is, so there needs to be something about how
> this kind of protection is achieved in the wild.
> 
>> Interoperability considerations:
>> NONE
> 
>> Published specification:
>> http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-ippjobprinterext3v10-20120727-5100.13.pdf
> 
> Is the candidate URL going to change to something else at some point?
> 
>> Applications which use this media:
>> All Cocoa, NeXTStep, and OpenStep applications
>> CUPS
>> IPP Everywhere
> 
>> Fragment identifier considerations:
>> NONE
> 
>> Restrictions on usage:
>> NONE
> 
>> Provisional registration? (standards tree only):
>> NONE
> 
>> Additional information:
> 
>> 1. Deprecated alias names for this type: NONE
>> 2. Magic number(s): NONE
>> 3. File extension(s): NONE
>> 4. Macintosh file type code: NONE
>> 5. Object Identifiers: NONE
> 
>> General Comments:
> 
> 
>> Person to contact for further information:
> 
>> 1. Name: ISTO-PWG Internet Printing Protocol Workgroup
>> 2. Email: ipp at pwg.org
> 
>> Intended usage: Common
>> Used for providing localizations of English keywords and numeric values.
> 
> 
>> Author/Change controller: The Printer Working Group
>> c/o The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization
>> 445 Hoes Lane
>> Piscataway, NJ 08854
>> USA
> 
> 
> 

_________________________________________________________
Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer

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