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Multimedia E-mail (MIME) User Agent Checklist (RFC1844)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Huizer: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document presents a checklist to facilitate evaluation of MIME capable User Agents. Access to a MIME test-responder, that generates test-messages is described.

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Network Working Group E. Huizer

Request for Comments: 1844 SURFnet bv

Obsoletes: 1820 August 1995

Category: Informational

Multimedia E-mail (MIME) User Agent checklist

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

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

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document presents a checklist to facilitate evaluation of MIME

capable User Agents. Access to a MIME test-responder, that generates

test-messages is described.

Introduction

This document presents a checklist that facilitates evaluation of

MIME capable E-mail User Agents. It is by no means a conformance or

interoperability (both strictly defined and measurable quantities)

checklist, but rather an interworking (practical perspective)

checklist that is aimed at the users and system managers.

Usage and submission

If you use this checklist against a specific product (regardless of

whether you're a vendor, implementor or user) you can submit the

result to mime-check@nic.surfnet.nl, make sure that the subject

reflects the name and version of the product. This is an automated

mailhandler, so PLEASE only submit filled-in checklists (in content-

type text/plain or text/html) to this address. This information will

be made available (at no cost) for other people to browse through at

URL: http://www.nic.surfnet.nl/surfnet/projects/surf-ace/mime/

Although SURFnet will attempt to verify the correctness of each

submission, all submitted information is made available as is, with

no guarantees (SURFnet does not take any responsibility for errors in

the data that is made available, or for any damages resulting from

usage of that data). Users who want to procure a UA are advised to

use the data as an orientation, and to perform their own procurement

tests (possibly using the checklist below as a guideline). Also it is

noted that vendors and implementors are encouraged to use the results

from the checklist to improve their products.

Getting test messages

For several tests in the checklist a test message is required. Test

messages can be requested in the following way: Send mail to

test@relay.surfnet.nl> with a subject field containing ONE of the

following:

text/plain

text/enriched

image/gif

image/jpeg

audio/basic

video/mpeg

application/octet-stream

application/postscript

message/rfc822

message/partial

message/external

multipart/mixed

multipart/parallel

multipart/digest

multipart/alternative

multipart/appledouble

application/wordperfect5.1

application/msword

application/rtf

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