Bug 18508 - Media-type registrations should include clipboard flavor names
Media-type registrations should include clipboard flavor names
Status: NEW
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec
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Assigned To: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
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Reported: 2012-08-09 14:38 UTC by Paul Libbrecht
Modified: 2013-06-11 10:57 UTC (History)
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Description Paul Libbrecht 2012-08-09 14:38:23 UTC
As suggested on the IETF-types mailing-list, I would like to request that the working group includes two extra fields in the xx section of almost each of the media-types registrations' appendices:
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-types/current/msg01715.html

- a Windows Clipboard Flavor Name (probable link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms649013.aspx)
- Macintosh Uniform Type Identifier (see http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/FileManagement/Conceptual/understanding_utis/)

This way platforms, which mostly already define these types, would do so based on an open standard.

Previous examples of doing such include the MathML and the SVG specifications.
Comment 1 Paul Libbrecht 2012-08-09 14:39:33 UTC
I am happy to formulate proposals from experimentation and spec reading.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-09-06 19:35:20 UTC
If this is
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2012-09-07 02:44:33 UTC
Hixie, it looks like your comment #2 got truncated.
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-09-07 17:37:39 UTC
Oops, sorry. I meant to say, If this was intended for the WHATWG spec (as it may have been since it was assigned to me), then please move this to the WHATWG product, HTML component. I've reassigned it to the default assignee in the W3C HTML5 Spec component in the meantime.