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Subject: ODF 1.x - Registered MIME Types

This comment applies to the following documents:

OpenDocument-v1.2-draft7-5.odt 2008-07-18 draft, Appendix C
OpenDocument-v1.1-cs1.odt, Appendix C
OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.odt as ISO/IEC 26300-2006(E), Appendix C

At least as far back as 2006-05-31, all of the MIME types that are proposed to be registered in these documents have been registered.

With regard to these registrations, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-master, identifies extension otm (*NOT* odm) as a typical file name extension.  See

In addition, the registration entries for all of the MIME types refer to ODF 1.0 and cite the document at

Finally, the section on security considerations makes explicit reference to section 17.3 on encryption (not present there in ODF 1.2).

These observations are relevant to any proposed clean-up of Appendix C for ODF 1.2.

There is also a slight disconnect in regard to the office:mimetype attribute of the <office:document> root element, and the definition in 18.578 of v1.2-draft7-5 could stand some clarification.  In this case the same MIME Types as the OpenDocument package MIME types are used only to signify the document structure and intended usage, rather than a content type (which if needed, is text/xml).  However, the MIME Type registrations are asserted to apply to binary data.

 - Dennis

Dennis E. Hamilton
NuovoDoc: Design for Document System Interoperability 
mailto:Dennis.Hamilton@acm.org | gsm:+1-206.779.9430 
http://NuovoDoc.com http://ODMA.info/dev/ http://nfoWorks.org 

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