Re: Imcompatible HTTP/1.0 on different severs
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Subject: Re: Imcompatible HTTP/1.0 on different severs 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 15 Jul 1993 15:43:32 MDT."
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1993 09:31:53 +0200
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Tim BL writes:

> 	Two qustions here. One is standardisation of types -- I'm
> 	not going to talk about except to say that if MIME are
> 	too restrictive we can *define* HTTP types to be mime
> 	types OR http types whcih are registered separately. No
> 	sweat.

At the IIIR working group I learned that the MIME type registry is now
open to register many more types than was originally intended --
apparently some Gopher people had the same idea and convinced some
people it was useful.  I don't know exactly what the rules are but it
should be possible to register any type for which you want a
standardized name.

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>