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Mon Mar 21 07:43:55 PDT 2011
On 2011 Mar 21, at 02:38, Norman Gray wrote:
> There isn't such a vocabulary of MIME types, but there _is_ a MIME type for FITS (RFC 4047 <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4047.txt>), so that FITS and VOTable are both covered here (even though the VOTable type is still un-registered).
RFC 4047 is duly vague about what a FITS file might be intended
to do in anticipation that VO would eventually define that.
The rules for MIME have been changed in a way that is
supposed to allow organizations which produce international
standards to get a top level type without the full hassle of
running the RFC gauntlet, so the VO is in a position to get
MIME types for things that need them.
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