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Structured format for transmission of multi-media documents (RFC0767)

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Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 30 page(s) / 58K

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J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a format for transmitting structured data representations of multimedia documents. This format is intended to be used with the Internet Message Protocol in an internetwork message delivery system. That system is designed to transmit messages between processes in host computers called Message Processing Modules (MPMs). MPMs are located in several networks and together constitute an internetwork message delivery system. The Internet Message Protocol defines a message as being composed of an Identification, a Command, and a Document. This report is intended to define the format of such Documents. The reader is assumed to be familiar with the Internet Message Protocol [1].

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RFC:767

A STRUCTURED FORMAT FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTI-MEDIA DOCUMENTS

Jonathan B. Postel

August 1980

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

4676 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, California 90291

(213) 822-1511

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Postel

August 1980

A Structured Format for Transmission of Multi-Media Documents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE ........................................................ iii

1. INTRODUCTION ..................................................... 1

1.1. Motivation ................................................... 1

1.2. Scope ........................................................ 1

1.3. Terminology .................................................. 1

1.4. Document Description ......................................... 2

1.5. Other Work ................................................... 2

2. SPECIFICATION .................................................... 3

2.1. Document ..................................................... 3

2.2. Message Objects ............................................. 5

2.3. Body Structures ............................................. 13

2.3.1. Simple Elements ........................................... 13

2.3.2. Structured Text ........................................... 13

2.3.3. NLS File Example .......................................... 13

2.3.4. Multimedia Structures ..................................... 15

2.3.5. The Media ................................................. 21

2.3.6. TEXT ...................................................... 22

2.3.7. VOICE ..................................................... 22

2.3.8. FACSIMILE ................................................. 23

2.3.9. GRAPHICS .................................................. 24

3. EXAMPLES & SCENARIOS ............................................ 25

Example 1: Text Example .......................................... 25

Example 2: Multimedia Example .................................... 28

REFERENCES .......................................................... 31

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