content-type => media-type ?

Larry Masinter (
Thu, 30 Dec 1993 23:15:52 PST

I've noticed in recent RFCs, it's been explained that `content-type'
as used in MIME is being extended to a broader notion of `media-type'.

MIME can go ahead and use 'content-type', since, in the case of MIME,
it is the type of the content of the message, but for WWW applicatons,
resource-type or some other designation is probably more appropriate.

Just a minor shift in nomenclature. You may now go back to you
regularly scheduled program.