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To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Registration of media type application/xenc+xml This is a media type registration as defined in Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Four: Registration Procedures [MIME-REG] and Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures [MEDIA-TYPE-REG]. XML Encryption Syntax and Processing [XML-Encryption] specifies a process for encrypting data and representing the result in XML. The data may be arbitrary data (including an XML document), an XML element, or XML element content. The result of encrypting data is an XML Encryption element which contains or references the cipher data. The application/xenc+xml media type allows XML Encryption applications to identify encrypted documents. Additionally it allows applications cognizant of this media-type (even if they are not XML Encryption implementations) to note that the media type of the decrypted (original) object might be a type other than XML. --------------- Type name: application Subtype name: xenc+xml Required parameters: none. Optional parameters: charset, as defined in section 3.1 of RFC 3023 [XML-MT]. Encoding considerations: The encoding considerations are identical to those given for 'application/xml' in section 3.2 of RFC 3023 [XML-MT]. Security considerations: See section 6 of the [XML-Encryption]. Interoperability considerations: none. Published specification: [XML-Encryption]. Applications which use this media type: XML Encryption is device-, platform-, and vendor-neutral and is supported by a range of Web applications. See also section 4 of [XML-Encryption]. Additional information: Magic number(s): none Although no byte sequences can be counted on to consistently identify XML Encryption documents, they will be XML documents in which the root element's QName's LocalPart is 'EncryptedData' or 'EncryptedKey' with an associated namespace name of 'http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#'. The application/xenc+xml type name MUST only be used for data objects in which the root element is from the XML Encryption namespace. XML documents which contain these element types in places other than the root element can be described using facilities such as [XML-schema]. File extension(s): .xml Macintosh file type code(s): "TEXT" Person & email address to contact for further information: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (public archived mailing list for the XMLENC Recommendation) Intended usage: COMMON Restrictions on usage: none. Author: The XML Encryption Recommendation is a work product of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and was edited by: Donald Eastlake <email@example.com> Joseph Reagle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Change controller: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has change control over the XML Encryption Recommendation and its related media types. References: [MEDIA-TYPE-REG] draft-freed-media-type-reg-05: Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures. N. Freed, J. Klensin. Internet-Draft, July 26, 2005. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-freed-media-type-reg-05.txt [MIME-REG] draft-freed-mime-p4-07: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Four: Registration Procedures. N. Freed, J. Klensin. Internet-Draft, August 5, 2005. http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-freed-mime-p4-07.txt