Content types

David Zeuthen david at
Wed Jun 11 10:41:48 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 13:13 -0400, Dan Winship wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > Comments ? 
> "Content-Type" is essentially a synonym for "MIME type" in email and
> HTTP. Using it in a much more restricted sense here seems confusing.
> Maybe "Volume Content Type"? (I'm assuming we can't get rid of the
> "x-content/" at this point, and so there's an argument for keeping
> "content" in the name.)

Keep in mind that part of the MIME name space is used here so we can't
really get rid of the prefix. 

One alternative would would xdg-media-content. Personally I think
sticking with x-content/ is fine (what's in a name anyway) and renaming
it would break already deployed applications; not that this would be a
major problem (I'm not attached to the name) given it was only
introduced a few months back; it'd just a nuisance with little or no
real gain.


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