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Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME (RFC2160)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 6K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Alvestrand: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes methods for carrying PostScript information in the two standard mail systems MIME and X.400, and the conversion between them. It uses the notational conventions of [BODYMAP], and the conversion is further described in [MIXER].

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Network Working Group H. Alvestrand

Request for Comments: 2160 UNINETT

Category: Standards Track January 1998

Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction ............................................ 1

2 The PostScript body part ................................ 1

3 The PostScript FTBP ..................................... 2

4 The Application/PostScript content-type ................. 2

5 MIXER conversion ........................................ 2

6 MIXER conversion ........................................ 2

7 OID Assignments ......................................... 3

8 Security Issues ......................................... 3

9 Trademark Issues ........................................ 3

10 References ............................................. 3

11 Author's Address ....................................... 4

12 Full Copyright Statement ............................... 5

1. Introduction

This document describes methods for carrying PostScript information

in the two standard mail systems MIME and X.400, and the conversion

between them. It uses the notational conventions of [BODYMAP], and

the conversion is further described in [MIXER].

Two ways of carrying PostScript in X.400 are described. One is using

the FTAM Body Part, and one uses the Extended Body Part originally

described in RFC 1494.

The FTAM method is recommended.

2. The PostScript body part

Carrying PostScript in X.400 as an Extended Body Part was originally

defined in RFC 1494. This specification carries that work forward

now that RFC 1494 is obsoleted by [BODYMAP].

The following Extended Body Part is defined for PostScript data

streams. It has no parameters.

postscript-body-part EXTENDED-BODY-PART-TYPE

DATA OCTET STRING

::= mime-postscript-body

mime-postscript-body OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::=

{ mixer-bp-data 2 }

3. The PostScript FTBP

The PostScript FTBP is identified by having the

FileTransferParameters.environment.application-reference set to id-

mime-ftbp-postscript.

The definition is:

id-mime-ftbp-postscript OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::=

{ mixer-bp-data 6 }

4. The Application/PostScript content-type

In MIME, PostScript is carried in the body part

"application/PostScript", which is defined in RFC 1521.

5. MIXER conversion

X.400 Body Part: Ext...