[MEI-L] File extensions

Sigfrid Lundberg slu at kb.dk
Thu Aug 15 16:39:26 CEST 2013


I'm using .xml as suffix. Don't really care.

As I'm a coauthor of RFC6129 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6129) I have strong opinions on your "by the way" question. Yes, we should register a mime type, and it should be application/mei+xml. Since it is in the application hierarchy it requires an RFC and some negotiations with IESG and IETF before one get a line in the appropriate IANA document.



Fra: mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de [mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] på vegne af Andrew Hankinson [andrew.hankinson at mail.mcgill.ca]
Sendt: 15. august 2013 16:12
Til: Music Encoding Initiative
Emne: [MEI-L] File extensions

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?


-- Should we register an actual mimetype? Maybe: application/vnd.music-encoding+xml ?

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