You CAN use application/xml for any XML, but it's often useful to have a
specific type for your specific content, so the user-agent can know what
to do with it. The convention is to include "+xml" on the end, so if
the user agent doens't know your specific format, it can fall back to
treating it as generic XML.
And dozens more you can see at:
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/ (search for
Thanks to Mark and Ross Singer for pointing out application/marc already
exists. (and is on that list above). Awesome.
I'm still feeling the need for application/marc+xml, and
Ethan Gruber 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?