[Debichem-devel] Bug#420795: chemical-mime-data: Unknown media type in type 'chemical/x-*'

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sat Mar 27 16:00:42 UTC 2010

[Daniel Leidert]
> And what do you expect me to do? Did you read the READMEs of
> chemical-mime-data? The chemical/ media type has never been
> registered with IANA.

Well, an obvious idea would be to ask IANA to register these MIME
types.  As far as I know, there is no need to write a complete RFC to
get a file type registered with IANA.  Registering them is a good idea
anyway, to ensure everyone use the same MIME type for these
formats. :)

Another would be to ask update-mime-database to be changed to not
output any warning for MIME types using the 'x-' prefix, as it is
supposed to indicate non-official MIME types.

Not doing anything do not seem like a good approach, as these messages
are confusing and worrying users (like me, who have wondered where
they came from for a lone time :).

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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