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Re: reason for application/iotp-xml (was RE: Registration of MIME med ia type APPLICATION/IOTP)

> > the notion of something useful being possible with an arbitrary
> > 'video/foo' type that my application doesn't understand just doesn't
> > fly.

> yes, but it does seem fairly common to have a "universal video tool" that
> understands most video formats - perhaps even formats that the MIME
> reader doesn't know about.  having such a tool as the default handler
> for video/* allows your MIME reader to play video clips even when the
> specific video/ type isn't registered with it.  similarly for audio/*.

Exactly right. I'd also add "image" to the list.