For some reason, this mail message didn't come out on the pwg DL (though a
later message did), so I'm forwarding it.
From: Hastings, Tom N
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 10:40
To: UPnP Print and Imaging WG <IMAGING at FORUM.UPNP.ORG> (E-mail)
Cc: pwg (E-mail)
Subject: Status of application/multiplexed - to become
The IETF Area Director, Ned Freed, reviewed Bob's 03 draft (June 26)
and made a number of good suggestions for things an implementer needs to
think about to make a robust implementation. Also suggestions as to when a
bi-directional protocol should be used instead (as we have in XHTML-print
None of these suggestion would affect an implementation, unless they
hadn't thought about some of the problems of implementation. Also none of
these suggestions would affect the semantics or the actual representation on
the wire for UPnP with the following exception:
Ned Freed is strongly resistant to approving the document for
registration in the IETF MIME tree as 'application/multiplexed'. He
suggested that it be registered in the vender tree.
Therefore, we are suggesting that we change the MIME type from
'application/multiplexed' to 'application/vnd.pwg-multiplexed' and register
it with IANA (as Don has done for Application/vnd.pwg-xhtml-print+xml).
Bob has started updating the document to make an 04 IETF
Internet-Draft and will have it out in the next week or two. If Ned Freed
won't publish that as an Informational RFC, we can publish it as a PWG
standard (hence my copying the pwg DL).