Issue 448 in webp: IANA registration for WebP

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New issue 448 by i...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448

Hi webp team,

I wanted to ask if there's any plans to register the WebP format with IANA. https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xhtml

I ask since after opening a bug to add webp support to Python's Mimetypes library, the triager commented that it would be easier to approve the addition if the format were registered with IANA. https://bugs.python.org/issue38902

IANA registration is also a prerequisite for adding WebP was a W3 consortium spec. https://www.w3.org/2020/01/registering-mediatypes.html

Ostensibly, WebP's inclusion in IANA and W3C specs may help drive adoption of the format. :-)

Happy holidays!
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Comment #2 on issue 448 by jz...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c2

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Comment #3 on issue 448 by ruper...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c3

this topic also popped up on including webp as core format of epub, see #485, https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/1344.

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Comment #4 on issue 448 by ruper...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c4

this topic also popped up on including webp as core format of epub, see issue485, https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/1344.

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Comment #5 on issue 448 by ruper...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c5

this topic also popped up on including webp as core format of epub, see bug485, https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/1344.

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Comment #6 on issue 448 by ruper...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c6

this topic also popped up on including webp as core format of epub, see id485, https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/1344.

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Comment #7 on issue 448 by ruper...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c7

this topic also popped up on including webp as core format of epub, see https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=485, https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision/issues/1344.

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Comment #8 on issue 448 by pasca...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c8

registering to IANA has never been a top-priority, considering the administrative work involved and the fact that image/webp is a de-facto usage standard already.
The added value is unclear, considering the time investment.
Doesn't mean nobody shouldn't invest time in it if they feel so inclined! It's just a matter of priorities and time allocation.

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Comment #9 on issue 448 by miche...@gmail.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c9

Hello,
Could you please register it to IANA so that Debian and possibly other distros add it to their mimetypes? Without that WebP images aren't correctly recognized in the system and that's a big problem.

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Comment #11 on issue 448 by jz...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c11

I lodged a request for this the IANA site [1].

[1]
https://www.iana.org/form/media-types
Thank you for your request.
Your application has been sent to iana...@icann.org, and a copy of the application has been sent to your email account for your records.

Your application has been added to the processing queue. Processing typically takes about one week.

Thank you.

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Comment #13 on issue 448 by jz...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c13

As part of the registration process an informational rfc was requested. I'll work on that (hopefully) this quarter as I have time.

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Comment #14 on issue 448 by jz...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c14

I posted a draft [1] and requested review from IANA as well as advice for which IETF working group would be best to process the submission.

[1] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-zern-webp/

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Comment #15 on issue 448 by jz...@google.com: IANA registration for WebP
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp/issues/detail?id=448#c15

This was discussed at the IETF Dispatch 111 meeting [1]. The correct processing path is an open question [2].

[1] https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/111/session/dispatch
[2] https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/dispatch/WDe35BcDeuXSGFaGks1xZ3ZEPAs/
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