Real-Time Facsimile (T.38) - audio/t38 MIME Sub-type Registration
Draft of message to be sent after approval:
From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Real-Time Facsimile (T.38) - audio/t38 MIME Sub-type Registration' to Historic The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Real-Time Facsimile (T.38) - audio/t38 MIME Sub-type Registration ' <draft-jones-avt-audio-t38-06.txt> as a Historic This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Allison Mankin. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jones-avt-audio-t38-06.txt
This document was Last Called as Proposed Standard in the past, but review by the Audio Video Transport Working Group and the IESG led to concern that the format not become a precedent for future media types. The specification should be published and available for registration, and the media-type should be registered, but only because these are required for a very specific application within ITU SG 16's T.38's real-time fax support. This application is described in the document as a "legacy". The Historic designation does not imply that the legacy application should not be operative with this specification and registration to support it, but only that there not be *future* designs, non-legacies, based on this precedent. The media type was sent for review on the ietf-types list recently, referencing RFC 3550 and RFC 4288 (the new media type registration rules) and no issues were raised.