Re: comments? MIME types for HTTP

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9308121552.AA13757@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: comments? MIME types for HTTP 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Thu, 12 Aug 93 11:44:30 +0200.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1993 10:52:17 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
Status: RO
> A good list of formats there. I have nothing against the list itself, but I
> noted 2 MIME types which I don't think are registered yet (based on the
> contents of tree). They are

from file://
      remote-printing                         [RFC1486,MTR]
      tiff            Tag Image File Format           [MTR]

> Further down, you talk about encodings. I would suggest the following
> alterations.
>  encoding	=	    	Description
> 	gzip 	 	gz	Gnu Zip Compressed
> 	zip 	 	zip	zip Compressed
> As gz is now the extension for gzip files, and I don't feel that zip is really
> gzip compressed (at least I can't gunzip a zip archive, or make a zip archive
> with gzip)
You can gunzip a zip archive if it has a single element.  But you are
correct, it's an archive format, not an encoding.  I will fix that.

So it's now:

 archive/zip                    zip             zip Compressed

Thanks for pointing that out.