Suggestion for new project: chemical-mime-data

Christophe Fergeau teuf at
Mon May 9 18:27:20 EEST 2005

Le lundi 09 mai 2005 à 17:13 +0200, Daniel Leidert a écrit :
> I disagree (but I now the open bug). There is a main problem: chemical
> MIME types have never been registered with IANA. 

Fine with me if you think it's a bad idea. And indeed, if chemical mime
types are chemical/x-something (I didn't know that), putting them in
shared-mime-info wouldn't be the nicest thing to do.


> There is no registered
> media-type 'chemical'. The information about these MIME types is often
> confusing (e.g. between chemical/x-ncbi-asn1-spec and
> chemical/x-ncbi-asn1 or the pattern *.ent -> chemical/x-ncbi-asn1-ascii
> or chemical/x-pdb). There are a lot of conflicts with official MIME
> types (e.g. chemical/x-pdb <-> application/vnd.palm or
> chemical/x-daylight-smiles <-> application/smil). I would like to help
> to solve these conflicts with providing detailed information to the
> official shared MIME-info db. But at the moment I have real concerns
> about adding chemical/* MIME types to the official db. I more like the
> idea to handle the support for these MIME types in one separate package.
> Regards, Daniel
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