Excerpts from ext.ietf-822: 18-Jan-93 Richtext and SGML (Was: MIM.. John
C Klensin(_at_)infoods(_dot_)m (1751*)
Let's take its separation as a done deed, given Greg's comments and
the fact that I don't think we've heard "keep it in" strongly from anyone
on this round.
Sounds good. I wish too that there could be some way to rename
`richtext' back to its original name of `richmail', to avoid confusion
with existing richtext standards.
Given that, would it be reasonable to:
-- Let richtext go its way, presumably into a revision and another
round at "proposed", and try to strip everything complex (e.g., character
set switching) out of it. I think, given his comments, that is consistent
with Nathaniel's preferences too.
-- Those who are interested and have (or are willing to get) the needed
expertise start designing a DTD or profile for SGML that would be, as you
suggest, more appropriate to email and medium-weight text use than
Excellent idea. External references in richtext could probably be
What about conformance issues? Is a MIME-compliant mailer still going
to have to work with richtext, but not with the presumably-more-complex
(harder to parse) Mail-SGML?