His point, though, is that you can't tell the format being used until
you open the document and try to negotiate it that way.
So if you think in terms of content-negotiation and a particular
resource is available in EAD, MARC XML and Dubin Core, you have no way
of expressing that.
Jonathan, this has come up before. Ed Summers and I kicked around the
idea of registering these but never got anywhere (mainly because
neither one of us was really interested in writing the RFCs). Clay
Redding might be doing something, as I recall...
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the mime type for MARC-XML and MODS be
> application/xml, like every other xml file? As for MARC-binary, I can't
> say. I don't have any of those files handy.
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I am actually rather shocked that it seems that MARC-XML, MODS,
>> MARC21-binary, do not have registered Internet Content Types (aka MIME
>> Am I missing something, or is this really so?
>> Anyone know what the process is for registering such? Anyone want to help
>> try to do that? I guess we'd probably have to talk to the standards
>> organizations for each of those types, rather than doing it independently?