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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-822ext-mime-imt-04.txt

1996-03-14 17:17:47
A Revised Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
directories. This draft is a work item of the Internet Message Extensions 
Working Group of the IETF.                                                 

       Title     : Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two:  
                   Media Types                                             
       Author(s) : N. Borenstein, N. Freed
       Filename  : draft-ietf-822ext-mime-imt-04.txt
       Pages     : 51
       Date      : 03/13/1996

STD 11, RFC 822 defines a message representation protocol specifying 
considerable detail about US-ASCII message headers, but which leaves the 
message content, or message body, as flat US-ASCII text.  This set of 
documents, collectively called the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, 
or MIME, redefines the format of messages to allow for                     
 (1)   textual message bodies in character sets other than US-ASCII,        
 (2)   an extensible set of different formats for 
       non-textual message bodies,     
 (3)   multi-part message bodies, and    
 (4)   textual header information in character sets other than US-ASCII.
These documents are based on earlier work documented in RFC 934, STD 11, 
and RFC 1049, but extends and revises them.  Because RFC 822 said so little
about message bodies, these documents are largely orthogonal to (rather 
than a revision of) RFC 822.                                               

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