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MIME Types for Use with the ISO ILL Protocol (RFC2503)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 8K

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R. Moulton: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memorandum describes a set of MIME types for use with the ISO Interlibrary Loan Protocol (ISO 10160/10161). Two MIME types are specified below.

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Network Working Group R. Moulton

Request for Comments: 2503 United Kingdom

Category: Informational M. Needleman

Data Research Associates, Inc

February 1999

MIME Types for Use with the ISO ILL Protocol

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memorandum describes a set of MIME types for use with the ISO

Interlibrary Loan Protocol (ISO 10160/10161). Two MIME types are

specified below.

The first is a media type to carry objects which are BER [BER]

encoded ISO ILL Protocol Data Units (PDU's). BER are the basic

Encoding Rules used to encode PDU's which have been described using

ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation 1) [ASN.1] .

The second is for use with the associated document delivery

instructions. Document Delivery Instructions (DDI) is an emerging

protocol which enables automatic electronic delivery of items. It

allows a request management system (which might have received a

request for an item via the ISO Interlibrary Loan Protocol (ISO

10160/10161)) to pass details of the request, item, and delivery, to

a delivery module, and to receive back reports on the delivery

process or arrival of an item. It is currently being submitted to the

ISO TC46/SC4/WG4 committee for approval as an ISO standard.

Registration Information

Media type name: application

Media subtype name: iso-10161-ill-1 - for BER encoded ISO ILL APDU's

Media type name: application

Media subtype name: ill-ddi - For associated Document Delivery

Instructions

Required Parameter: transfer-encoding

For BER-encoded PDU's or DDI's, the only current legal value of this

parameter is:

iso-8825-ber

The transfer-encoding parameter describes the way the PDU has been

encoded before being submitted to the transport service (in this case

MIME/RFC822). The two protocols described in this RFC specify their

APDU's using ASN.1 (ISO 8824:1990) and the most common way of

encoding ASN.1 packets is to use the Basic Encoding Rules (BER ISO

8825)

The parameter is included to allow future use of these MIME types

with other encoding schemes. As an example, the ISO 10161 standard

also describes an encoding method using EDIFACT. In the fu...