Re: comments? MIME types for HTTP

Tony Sanders (
Thu, 12 Aug 1993 10:52:17 -0500

> A good list of formats there. I have nothing against the list itself, but I
> noted 2 MIME types which I don't think are registered yet (based on the
> contents of tree). They are

from file://
remote-printing [RFC1486,MTR]
tiff Tag Image File Format [MTR]

> Further down, you talk about encodings. I would suggest the following
> alterations.
> encoding = Description
> gzip gz Gnu Zip Compressed
> zip zip zip Compressed
> As gz is now the extension for gzip files, and I don't feel that zip is really
> gzip compressed (at least I can't gunzip a zip archive, or make a zip archive
> with gzip)
You can gunzip a zip archive if it has a single element. But you are
correct, it's an archive format, not an encoding. I will fix that.

So it's now:

archive/zip zip zip Compressed

Thanks for pointing that out.