[Standards] Which MIME type to use ?

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Mar 21 08:55:03 UTC 2016

On 20 March 2016 at 22:01, Goffi <goffi at goffi.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> for our XMPP based static blog ( e.g.
> http://www.goffi.org/blog/goffi/71eaf561-3f89-4fa5-8bc9-82af76229384 ) I'm
> adding a <link rel="alternate" ...> element to point to the xmpp: URI.
> I'm wondering which MIME type should be used here, I first found the MIME
> type
> "application/xmpp+xml" defined in
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3923#section-10 but it's not really
> adapted to
> this case.
> Actually after a quick discussion on the subject (thanks Link Mauve!), we
> found that the content being based on XEP-0277 (which is Atom based), the
> application/atom+xml type would be more adapted.
> I would like to have some input from the community here, which MIME type do
> you think would make sense to for an alternate link to a xmpp: URI linking
> to
> a PubSub node?
As you hint at above, the media type is wholly dependent on the content,
and is nothing to do with how the content is accessed - in particular, the
fact it's an "xmpp:" scheme URI, or that the data is held on PubSub nodes,
must not impact what media type is chosen.

> Thanks
> Goffi
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