Re: A media type for the machine-readable copyright format ?
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> I have the following questions about my draft (see below).
> - Is a charset parameter helpful in the cases a program would fall back
> on text/plain, or is it useless or confusiong as the machine-readable
> copyright spec already requires files to be encoded in UTF-8 ?
I would leave charset in. A lot of MIME software will look at that for
any text/* type and will expect 7-bit ASCII if it's not present.
> - Would an optional parameter "revision" be useful, or is this premature ?
I think it's a good idea. You may get some pushback on encoding that in
the subtype instead of in a parameter, but I think a parameter is the
> - About security, the discussion on debian-devel leads me to think that
> there is no need to worry. I included a short comment suggesting that
> field values should be sanitised as usual. Does anybody see other
> potential security issues ?
No, your security considerations seem reasonable to me.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>