Media Type 'application/' Details

Media Type 'application/' Details

Basic Info
Media Type application
Registered? Yes
See also Bierman

Tags: (none)

File Formats: (none)


(last updated November 2005)

Name : Peter Bierman

Email : [email protected]

MIME media type name : Application

MIME subtype name : Vendor Tree -

Required parameters : none

Optional parameters : 
The charset should be determined as described in RFC 3023, section 8.10

Encoding considerations : 8bit
This media type may require encoding on transports not capable of handling 8
bit text.

Security considerations : 
The type exists to provide a limited and safe subset of operations to media
authors, but the full spectrum of security issues associates with this type
have not been compltely assessed.
See RFC 3023, section 10 for a more complete analysis of XML related
security issues.

Interoperability considerations : 
same strengths and weaknesses as XML

Published specification : 
Available via Apple Developer Documentation. 

Applications which use this media : 
Apple Computer, Inc.'s Mac OS X Installer application.

Additional information :

1. Magic number(s) : n/a
2. File extension(s) : dist, distz, pkg, mpkg 3. Macintosh file type code :
pkg1 4. Object Identifiers: n/a

This XML-based media type has many of the same classifications and
considerations as application/xml, as specified in RFC 3023.

Person to contact for further information :

1. Name : Peter Bierman
2. Email : [email protected]

Intended usage : Common
MIME type to identify that the Apple Installer application should be used to
open and process the inidcated media files when accessed via a web browser
or similarly MIME-enabled Internet client.

Author/Change controller : Peter Bierman 

(file create 30 November 2005)