[theora-dev] Re: Ogg Internet Drafts - create application/ogg-vorbis, application/ogg-tarkin, etc.

Linus Walleij triad at df.lth.se
Sat Jan 4 12:49:55 PST 2003

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 Silvia.Pfeiffer at csiro.au wrote:

> Yet, I don't believe that application/ogg-tarkin or
> application/ogg-vorbis should be chosen, as "application/" to me flags
> that the content of the file can only be determined by an application
> that can read this specific type of file. In my opinion, vorbis should
> be audio/ogg-vorbis because vorbis itself is an encoding format that
> makes sense in containers only, such as ogg or rtp.

I agree with Silvia. The above is also the view of the IETF. We want
audio/vorbis for Vorbis audio, no matter if it is inside an Ogg or RTP
stream (or anything else for that matter, for example Quicktime)

audio/vorbis is to signify vorbis audio encoding no matter if it is
encapsulated in ogg or RTP or whatever IETF standard. Eg audio/ogg-vorbis
would be highly inapropriate. This has been discussed with the
relevant IETF groups in the past, and also announced on the IANA content
type mailing list.

Accordingly video/theora will most likely be used for theora over Ogg
streams, RTP etc.

Any disagreements, please draft your own Internet Drafts and add to the
IETF repository and we'll weigh them against each other and have a chat
with considered parties.


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