[MEI-L] File extensions

Johannes Kepper kepper at edirom.de
Thu Aug 15 16:21:34 CEST 2013

Hi Andrew,

I'm using .mei when I code by hand. However, I have to admit that sometimes I use .xml, namely when I work in an eXist XML database and don't want to explain the database that .mei doesn't mean it's a binary file… I would classify this as bad behavior, or maybe even laziness, but I don't think we had a discussion about the recommended way yet. If we would come up with a consensus that .mei should be used, I'd be happy to improve myself :-)

I like the idea of registering a mimetype, but I have no clue how this works…

just my (private) two cents

Am 15.08.2013 um 16:12 schrieb Andrew Hankinson:

> Hi all,
> Is there a common understanding of what the proper file extension for MEI files should be?
> I've been assuming .mei is the "standard", but a counter-example of .xml was recently brought to my attention. So, I thought I'd poll the collected wisdom and see what others were doing. Are you using .xml, .mei, or some other variation on these?
> -Andrew
> ====
> Related:
> -- Should we register an actual mimetype? Maybe: application/vnd.music-encoding+xml ?
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