MIME type image/wbmp

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at MAPGEARS.COM
Tue Oct 23 09:52:26 EDT 2007

Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] wrote:
> You're right; image/vnd.wap.wbmp seems to be the definitive way to
> define a wbmp MIME type.  I'm not sure of the history of image/wbmp in
> MapServer or how it got there, however.
> I also wonder on how much image/wbmp is used.  Would be interesting to
> hear other dev's thoughts here.

We probably didn't do much research before deciding to go with 
image/wbmp ... we probably just assumed that it was the right MIME type 
to use based on others (image/gif, image/jpeg, etc.).

I don't know how much WBMP is used today, or if at all via WMS, but it's 
there and has been used in the past so I would not remove it unless we 
really have to. I'd suggest we file a ticket about switching from 
image/wbmp to image/vnd.wap.wbmp, with a pointer to the authoritative 
resource that defines image/vnd.wap.wbmp, and then we could make the 
change in MapServer. Ideally we'd make the change only in 5.2, but if we 
really have to we could backport to 5.0.x.

Daniel Morissette

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