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:
- 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.
I am happy to formulate proposals from experimentation and spec reading.
If this is
Hixie, it looks like your comment #2 got truncated.
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.