Re: Mime-types

Subject: Re: Mime-types
From: WJCarpenter (bill-abisource@carpenter.ORG)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 00:01:15 CST

paul> I do happen to believe that folks in IETF circles would love to
paul> have an RFC for a clean, simple, network-friendly, text-based
paul> file format for the kinds of content we can author.

What kinds of content are those? Is there something unique about the
Abiword format that makes it other than an XML-based WP format? The
IETF is pretty much concerned with on-the-wire protocols and, to a
very limited extent, other sorts of interoperability. Application
file formats are of little standardization interest to the IETF as a

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