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

Conrad Parker conrad at vergenet.net
Sun Jan 5 18:42:39 PST 2003

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 01:32:21PM +1100, Conrad Parker wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 04:02:29PM -0500, Arc wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 09:49:55PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > The "considered parties" are the developers.  application/x-ogg has
> > become the standard and has proven itself to be efficient and useful.  
> > 
> > Does this mean that there is not going to be an application for
> > application/ogg ?  If so, what a waste of time...
> no, if you want an application/ogg MIME type, write an RFC for it. In
> the process of doing so, you'll collect all the ideas about why it's a
> good idea for application/ogg to be a registered MIME type, you'll write
> a few paragraphs of rationale for it, and anyone who wants to know how
> or why to use that MIME type will be able to refer to that document.

orry, there is an existing RFC proposal for application/ogg that Linus
wrote and submitted.

that was knocked back due to insufficient supporting standards docs, hence
the RFC for the Ogg format itself that Silvia wrote.

Linus' point above was simply that the other codec-specific MIME types
also have their own RFCs as needed for different reasons, eg. for RTP.

I guess we should spend our time reading and commenting on the existing
standards proposals rather than arguing in circles ;-)

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