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MIME vs Media Type

From: Jerome Louvel <jerome.louvel_at_noelios.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 10:48:13 +0200

Hi all,

Concerning the naming, MIME means Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, it
is a standard to extend the format of emails:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME

Internet media type is now the preferred naming for "MIME type" or "Content
type" (HTTP) as explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_media_type

IANA maintains the official registry of Internet/MIME media types at:
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/

Therefore, I propose to rename:
 - @ProduceMime to @ProduceMediaType
 - @ConsumeMime to @ConsumeMediaType

Note that I still prefer the more flexible @Input and @Output annotations,
but this is the topic of another discussion.

Best regards,
Jerome Louvel
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