[Vorbis] vorbis comment registry
doll at tm.uka.de
Tue Jul 12 02:30:12 PDT 2005
Mark Doll wrote:
> Michael Smith wrote:
>> On 7/11/05, Mark Doll <doll at tm.uka.de> wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> I've read http://reactor-core.org/ogg-tagging.html and
>>> http://www.vorbis.com/ot/20030303.html#id2726753 about the goals and
>>> non-goals of vorbis comments, but I'm still unsure:
>> You should note that the reactor-core document is from a single guy
>> unaffiliated with xiph, and we mostly disagree with him.
I suppose I'm not the first one who has misinterpreted this as somehow a
common denominator, since nothing official besides the very basic
"standard" vorbis comment field names exists on xiph's web site. the
following idea came to my mind.
The IANA operates a registry of port numbers
(http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/usr-port-number.pl). This is merly a
service for the comminity. They don't make any statement weather the
protocol that uses the registered port(*) is good or bad. It's just to
have a central reference where the port usage is documented and one can
find further information, especially a contact email address.
What about if xiph.org would maintain such a registry for vorbis comment
field names? Just as a service for the community without any statement
about good or bad?
These registered filed name would be completely independent from the
well known, widely used names documented in
http://xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html. Those well known field
names would somehow be comparable to the port numbers below 1024, which
are assigned through standards action only.
Just an idea.
(*) Those registered Ports (1024-49151) should not be confused with the
well-defined (through standards action) port 1-1023, nor with the
ephemeral ports (49152-65535, ports assigned by the TCP/IP stack if an
application does not explicitly specify the port, (sets the sin_port to
zero in the sockaddr_in structure); although most operation systems
(mis)use ports from the registered port range, that's how it's
standardized by the IETF.
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