adding mime types for braille documents

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Mon Apr 18 09:25:42 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2016-04-18 at 02:14 -0500, kendell clark wrote:
> hi
> I've bookmarked the iana registration application. But I'm going to need
> some help filling this out, because some of the details they want are so
> far over my head I don't understand them. Would someone be willing to
> either fill an application out for me or explain it a bit better?

There's no need to register the document type with the IANA to have it
accepted in shared-mime-info. This is usually only something that the
creator of the file type does anyway.

>  For
> braille documents, there is no standard. It's simply a plain text file,
> but instead of ascii text, it's braille text, which is basically ascii
> that, when run through a braille translator, turns into print text. It
> should be a subclass of text/plain, since it is basically a text file.

How does one detect those filetypes given only the data? What does one
look like? That's the question.


>  If I understand
> correctly, the way to get new media types is to first register them with
> iana, then they'll get added hear? If this is the case, why aren't the
> console rom formats registered? Application/x-wii-rom, etc?

Charles is wrong, you don't need to have them registered. In fact, the
"x-" prefix says it's not registered.

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