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Subject: OpenDocument 1.2v7-02: Appendix B. References

Here are a couple of suggestions for corrected references:


[MIMETYPES] IANA. MIME Media Types.  Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
(web site).  Available at <http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/>.
Current list of all MIME Media Types registered with IANA, with sources and
registration details for each type.

Rationale: The previous citation was to a non-authoritative location that
also appears to be no longer functional.  The one above has all of the
registrations of form "application/vnd.oasis.opendocument. ..."


Rationale: This RFC was obsoleted (in 2005) by RFC4288 and RFC4289.  RFC4288
is the one now relevant to the registration of MIME Types for ODF.

Alternative: Indicate the reference is obsoleted and refer to [RFC4288] as
now applicable.

B. ADD [RFC4288]

[RFC4288]  N. Freed and J. Klensin.  Media Type Specifications and
Registration Procedures. (Best Current Practice 13) IETF Network Working
Group RFC4288, December 2005.  Available at

Rationale: This is the one that applies to the registrations that have been
made.  Section 4.11 Additional Information deals with the reporting of file
name extensions (something IANA has no assignment authority over):

"File name extensions(s) commonly used on one or more platforms to indicate
that some file contains a given media type."

It is useful to notice that as far as IANA is concerned, this additional
information is descriptive, not prescriptive. 

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TIP: The IETF *never* alters the stored file of an rfc document.  The index
to rfc's 
(http://www.ietf.org/iesg/1rfc_index.txt) has all of the information on
obsolescence, replacement by an improved version or one with new status,
etc.  Whenever I am about to do some work involving IETF specifications, I
download a current copy of the index and check the status of anything I want
to refer to or create a bibliographic entry for.

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