adding mime types for braille documents

charles-listes+xdg at charles-listes+xdg at
Mon Apr 18 10:03:13 UTC 2016

Le Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:25:42AM +0200, Bastien Nocera a écrit :
> Charles is wrong, you don't need to have them registered. In fact, the
> "x-" prefix says it's not registered.

Hi Bastien,

I wrote "can be registered to the IANA", not "need to".  I am sorry
if it has been confusing.

Registering to the IANA is a nice thing to do as it will benefit a broader
audience than the users of XDG-compliant desktop environment.  And indeed, as
you wrote, this registration is often done by the creators of the file type.
In the case of the "BRF" format, it seems to be "Duxbury systems".

Perhaps they would be pleased to do the registration if they were contacted by
Kendell ?  

The IANA has recently became much more opened to registration of new types,
to the point that they now discourage the use of "x-" prefixes.


I tested the new registration system myself, with
application/vnd.debian.binary-package, and this media type made its way in
shared-mime-info shortly after acceptance (thanks to the maintainer of Fedora's
package "mailcap", who was faster than me to submit an update to you).  So in
case submission to the IANA seems to be doable, I think that it is the most
beneficial way to go.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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