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Subject: OpenDocument 1.2v7-02: Appendix B. References
Here are a couple of suggestions for corrected references: A. REPLACE [MIMETYPES]: [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. ..." A. REMOVE [RFC2048] 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 <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4288.txt> 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. - - - - - - - - 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.