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Message Context for Internet Mail (RFC3458)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011353D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-14
Document File: 18 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Burger: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This memo describes a new RFC 2822 message header, "Message-Context". This header provides information about the context and presentation characteristics of a message.

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Network Working Group                                          E. Burger

Request for Comments: 3458                            SnowShore Networks

Category: Standards Track                                     E. Candell

                                                                Comverse

                                                                C. Eliot

                                                   Microsoft Corporation

                                                                G. Klyne

                                                            Nine by Nine

                                                            January 2003

                   Message Context for Internet Mail

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 (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes a new RFC 2822 message header, "Message-Context".

   This header provides information about the context and presentation

   characteristics of a message.

   A receiving user agent (UA) may use this information as a hint to

   optimally present the message.

Burger, et al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3458           Message Context for Internet Mail        January 2003

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction....................................................2

   2. Conventions used in this document...............................3

   3. Motivation......................................................3

   4. Functional Requirements.........................................5

   5. Determining the Message Context.................................6

   6. Message-Context Reference Field.................................7

     6.1. Message-Context Syntax......................................7

     6.2. message-context-class Syntax................................7

       6.2.1. voice-message...........................................8

       6.2.2. fax-message.............................................8

       6.2.3. pager-message...........................................8

       6.2.4. multimedia-...