Media Type 'application/vnd.kde.kontour' Details

Media Type 'application/vnd.kde.kontour' Details

Basic Info
Media Type application
subtype vnd.kde.kontour
Registered? Yes
See also Faure

Tags: (none)

File Formats: (none)


MIME media type name: application

MIME subtype name: vnd.kde.kontour

Required parameters: none

Optional parameters: none

Encoding considerations: Binary or base64 required

Security considerations:

        As of this writing, Kontour documents do not contain any active
        content. As such, it is believed that usage of this mimetype
        does not introduce security concerns other than those already
        inherent in ZIP archives, XML files and supported image files.

        It is expected that later versions of Kontour feature scripting
        and macro recording facilities. It is, however, not intended
        to include active content into the Kontour document itself.

        Kontour documents include document metadata such as the name of
        the author, etc. However, none of this data is written
        automatically. The Kontour user has full control over what
        metadata is to be included and must actively request the
        inclusion. As such, the use of this mimetype does not lead to
        hidden leaking of possibly sensitive data.

Interoperability considerations:

        Earlier versions of KOffice (<= 1.1) used gzip-compressed UNIX
        tar files as archive format. It is expected that this obsolete
        format will die out soon after the first release of KOffice
        1.2. Thus, this registration does not apply to the obsolete
        format. Implementations are expected to use the old
        application/x-kontour mime type for the obsolete format.

Published specification:

        A Kontour document consists of a series of XML streams and
        externally generated content which are bundled together as a
        ZIP archive.

        Any content placed in Kontour can either be completely embedded
        in the Kontour document or can be linked to using URIs.

        The DTDs used in KOffice can be obtained from

        A description of the storage format is contained in the source
        code distribution (lib/store/SPEC). The current version can be
        obtained online via KDE's WebCVS interface:

Applications which use this media type:

        All applications in the KDE KOffice Office Suite, esp. Kontour.

Additional information:

        Magic numbers: This is an entry that can be used with the
                       UNIX file(1) command's magic(4) file:
                 0    string   PK\\003\\004
                 >30  string   mimetype
                 >>38 string   application/vnd.kde.kontour
        File extensions: KON
        Macintosh File Type Codes: n/a

Person & email address to contact for further information:

        David Faure <[email protected]>

Intended usage: COMMON

Author/Change contoller: Marc Mutz <[email protected]>

(created 2002-08-20)