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Content Negotiation for Messaging Services based on Email (RFC3297)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009217D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 47 page(s) / 97K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Klyne: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo describes a content negotiation mechanism for facsimile, voice and other messaging services that use Internet email.

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Network Working Group                                           G. Klyne

Request for Comments: 3297                        Clearswift Corporation

Category: Standards Track                                     R. Iwazaki

                                                             Toshiba TEC

                                                              D. Crocker

                                             Brandenburg InternetWorking

                                                               July 2002

       Content Negotiation for Messaging Services based on Email

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes a content negotiation mechanism for facsimile,

   voice and other messaging services that use Internet email.

   Services such as facsimile and voice messaging need to cope with new

   message content formats, yet need to ensure that the content of any

   given message is renderable by the receiving agent.  The mechanism

   described here aims to meet these needs in a fashion that is fully

   compatible with the current behaviour and expectations of Internet

   email.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction................................................... 3

     1.1 Structure of this document ................................. 4

     1.2 Document terminology and conventions ....................... 4

        1.2.1 Terminology............................................ 4

        1.2.2 Design goals........................................... 5

        1.2.3 Other document conventions............................. 5

   2. Background and goals........................................... 5

     2.1 Background ................................................. 5

        2.1.1 Fax and email.......................................... 5

        2.1.2 Current facilities in Internet Fax..................... 6

     2.2 Closing the loop ........................................... 6

Klyne, et. al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3297      Content Negotiation for Messaging Services       July 2002

     2.3 Goals for content negotiation .............................. 8

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