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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 10:37:01 -0500 From: [email protected] (Curtis Parks) Subject: Registration of new Media Type application/iges Media type name: application Media subtype name: iges Required parameters: None Optional Parameters: None Encoding considerations: IGES is a clear text ASCII encoded format. Compression is recommended. Security considerations: None Published specification: ANS/US PRO/IPO-100 U.S. Product Data Association 2722 Merrilee Drive, Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22031-4499 Person & email address to contact for further information: Curtis Parks <[email protected]> IGES is a commonly used format for CAD model (3-D or 2-D) interchange. An IGES file is also used for simple illustrations/figures between CAD or "drawing" applications. The latter may also be suitable for WWW vector image graphics. IGES files include parameters about the IGES object itself, e.g., version number, model size, encoded elements. The IGES Project committee has approved (3/94) the submission for registration of the format as a MIME data type. --------- issue noted during comment period ------------- Proposed registration (as it appears above) sent to [email protected] on 3/15/95 per RFC 1590 resulted in discussions about the possible need for a new 3D Media Type. (This discussion was raised when registration for VRML was proposed.) The IGES Project people opined that at such time as the the requirements are resolved and new Types registered (e.g., Type CAD or Type 3D), that IGES, and perhaps other formats, may need to be considered for repositioning as subtypes of such new Media Type. However, using the above Type/Subtype and IGES viewers has demonstrated the expected functionality.