I’ve been wondering for a while now that why wasn’t registration of MIME Media Type for DITA included into the 1.1 spec? Methinks it would look something like this.
MIME media type name:
MIME subtype name:
This parameter has identical semantics to the charset parameter of the application/xml media type as specified in [RFC3023].
By virtue of DITA content being XML, it has the same considerations when sent as “application/dita+xml” as does XML. See RFC 3023, section 3.2.
[Something about conref.]
[Haven’t thought about this yet.]
There is no single initial octet sequence that is always present in DITA documents.
DITA documents are most often identified with the extensions “.dita” or “.ditamap”.
Macintosh File Type Code(s):
The DITA specification is a work product of the OASIS’ DITA TC. The OASIS has change control over these specifications.
This would allow us to change the definition of the
format attribute e.g. in links into being a MIME Media Type, not a file extension.
Three years later a MIME Type was added in DITA 1.2.