[PD-dev] pure data patch MIME type

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Tue Oct 3 07:03:29 CEST 2006

On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, Thomas Grill wrote:

> has someone already made an attempt to register a MIME type for pd 
> patches? Looking in the IANA registry 
> (http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types ) it seems to be feasible 
> to call it text/vnd.puredata.patch or something like that (this doesn't 
> require an RFC). Any opinions?

are marked obsolete:

are *not* marked obsolete:

All the others I see are either not programming languages (that is, at 
least "Turing-complete"...), including those that are not mainly 
programming languages (e.g. html with embedded javascript doesn't count) 
or they're not in the list or I haven't seen them.

In addition, most programming language file formats in common use are not 
registered with IANA and instead are listed in the "mime.types" file of 
the most used http serving software on the planet, with names like 
application/x-* ... this includes sh, csh, perl, tcl, tex, 
shockwave-flash, tcl.

In addition, that http serving software doesn't include the full list of 
registered mime types.

In the light of this, I propose application/x-pure-data or 
application/x-puredata and nothing else.

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