Syncing up the MIME databases
wheeler at kde.org
Wed Nov 5 05:28:42 EET 2003
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On Tuesday 04 November 2003 23:45, David Faure wrote:
> > audio/x-vorbis
> I just read that
> "audio/x-vorbis is wrong. mimetype should be application/x-ogg. see
> http://www.vorbis.com/faq.psp#ext and
> I don't know much about the audio stuff though.
> Allan Sandfeld Jensen readded a mimetype named audio/vorbis though, as
> a subtype of application/x-ogg. Not sure if that name is IANA-registered?
> Allan: can you list all the x-ogg subtypes?
- From the Vorbis I spec:
A.1.2. MIME type
The correct MIME type of any Ogg file is application/x-ogg. However, if a
file is a Vorbis I audio file (which implies a degenerate Ogg stream
including only unmultiplexed Vorbis audio), the mime type audio/x-vorbis is
And note there that's a slightly outdated version of the standard (I can't get
to Xiph.org right now.) -- the correct mime-type is now application/ogg
(which I thought it was David that went through and changed that).
Basically audio/x-vorbis is a correct mime-type for the overwhelming majority
of the Ogg files that people come into contact with on a regular basis.
We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time:
premature optimization is the root of all evil.
- -Donald Knuth
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