adding mime types for braille documents

kendell clark coffeekingms at
Mon Apr 18 19:54:53 UTC 2016

I can try contacting duxbury, but in my experience they're very ...
windows centric. I'd probably mention in my email that I want to improve
the "linux desktop" and at that point they'd lose all interest. But I'll
try anyway, I won't go off of assumption on this one. At least the brf
format is open, and has a dtd. Duxbury was, I thought, a very
proprietary company. I'm trying to find out if the brf format is
registered. I can't seem to find it, so I'm assuming not. Would the mime
type be something like text/braille?
Kendell Clark

charles-listes+xdg at wrote:
> 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,

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