proposed registration of type 'text/html' for MIME

Edward Vielmetti (
Tue, 10 Nov 92 15:13:07 EST

Here's the form for registering 'text/html' partly filled in, from RFC

I don't think this needs a ton of work, just to fill in a few of the
references. As we get some operations experience with it (and some
applications support!) I could imagine putting more frobs on it. Not
yet tho.

Subject: Registration of new MIME content-type/subtype

MIME type name:
MIME subtype name:
Required parameters:
Optional parameters:
left open for future study.

Any additional parameters should match up with existing HTML
constructs, so that e.g. the parameter
title="Making links in the web"
would be functionally equivalent to an HTML preamble of
<title>Making links in the web</title>
Encoding considerations:
HTML text may contain ISO Latin-1 characters or other 8 bit
values; if so the text should be wrapped with one of the
standard MIME 8 bit encodings.
Security considerations:
HTML documents may contain embedded information used to
instruct browsers and viewers to execute queries on remote
databases. Some HTML browsers have included support for
embedded command languages. Such facilities should be used
with care.
Published specification:
"The HTTP Protocol as Implemented in W3", avaiable for
anonymous ftp from
Describes the HTTP interactive access protocol and the tags used
in HTML documents.

"The WWW Book", from

"Universal Document Identifiers on the Network", OSI-DS-XXX,
from XXX.

Person & email address to contact for further information:
(Tim, you want to be named on this?)

Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, Msen Inc.
Msen Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI 48103 +1 313 998 GLOB