[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Content Types in Messages

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Jan 20 16:15:46 UTC 2016


On 20 January 2016 at 16:09, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:

> On 1/19/16 9:49 AM, XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>
>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>>
>> Title: Content Types in Messages
>>
>> Abstract: This specification describes a generic method whereby content
>> in messages can be tagged as having a specific Internet Content Type. It
>> also provides a method for sending the same content using different content
>> types, as a fall-back mechanism when communicating between clients having
>> different content type support.
>>
>> URL: http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/content-types.html
>>
>
> My opinion is that if we want to support text/markdown, let's write a spec
> for that.
>
> There is a large list of text media types here:
>
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xhtml#text
>
> I don't think it's a great idea to support any arbitrary text format
> (sgml, troff, raptorfec, csv, etc.), in part because each one has different
> security implications.
>
>
I'd be happy to have a whitelist of media types we suggest.


> Peter
>
>
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