Recommend we create a new MimeType for Atom feeds

Could we say a new MimeType for Atom and its application to archiving, editing and syndication?

No need, those are usages, not different types. Different application/atom+xml entities may have different XML document types (<feed>, <entry>, <archive>), but even then some may be "sent" or "retrieved" in different use-case scenarios.


Has anyone attempeted to get this [WWW]registered with IANA?

Let's agree, then someone volunteer to write up an RFC for it.

If the format is called "atom", and it's in XML, and unless you have a reason for flying in the face of [WWW]RFC3023, then application/atom+xml is the only sensible choice for a name. Someone take up the cudgels.

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See also: AutoDiscovery, LinkTag