need advice on registration for YAML format
ned.freed at mrochek.com
Fri Jul 9 19:15:00 CEST 2010
> currently there is no media type registered for YAML (see
> <http://yaml.org/spec/1.2/spec.html>). I'd like to change that.
> Two questions though:
> 1) YAML is a text format, but it has hardwired character sets, similar
> to application/json (detectable via the BOM). This means, it really
> needs to be registered under application/*, right?
Given that UTF-16 is being used, there really isn't an option - it has to go
> 2) yaml.org isn't a standards body recognized by the IETF. So, to get
> into the standards tree, the canonical solution would be to move the
> spec into an RFC, right?
Yes, although that may raise issues of who "owns" the format.
An alternative would be the vendor tree
> (<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4288#section-3.2>). So would
> application/vnd.yamlorg.yaml make sense?
Yes, that's the alternative.
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