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Registration Procedures for Message Header Fields (RFC3864)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031194D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-17
Document File: 18 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Klyne: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This specification defines registration procedures for the message header fields used by Internet mail, HTTP, Netnews and other applications.

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Network Working Group                                           G. Klyne

Request for Comments: 3864                                  Nine by Nine

BCP: 90                                                    M. Nottingham

Category: Best Current Practice                                      BEA

                                                                J. Mogul

                                                                 HP Labs

                                                          September 2004

           Registration Procedures for Message Header Fields

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This specification defines registration procedures for the message

   header fields used by Internet mail, HTTP, Netnews and other

   applications.

Klyne, et al.            Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3864               Header Field Registration          September 2004

Table of Contents

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

       1.1.  Structure of this Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       1.2.  Document Terminology and Conventions . . . . . . . . . .  4

   2.  Message Header Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       2.1.  Permanent and Provisional Header Fields. . . . . . . . .  4

       2.2.  Definitions of Message Header Fields . . . . . . . . . .  5

             2.2.1. Application-specific Message Header Fields. . . .  5

             2.2.2. MIME Header Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   3.  Registry Usage Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   4.  Registration Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       4.1.  Header Field Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

       4.2.  Registration Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

             4.2.1. Permanent Message Header Field Registration

                    Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

             4.2.2. Provisional Message Header Field Submission

                    Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       4.3.  Submission of Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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