Suggestion for new project: chemical-mime-data

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Tue May 10 22:52:31 EEST 2005

Given that chemical/ isn't an IANA standard grouping, shouldn't it be
x-chemical/ and you should drop the x- prefix off of the actual types
within that group? This would give you x-chemical/pdb for example.

-- dobey

On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 17:27 +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> 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.
> Christophe
> > 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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