The application/cms Media Type (RFC7193)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-05
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Turner: AUTHOR [+3]
The registration done by the S/MIME documents was done assuming that there would be a MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) wrapping layer around each of the different enveloping contents; thus, there was no need to include more than one item in each smime- type. This is no longer the case with some of the more advanced enveloping types. Some protocols such as the CMC (Certificate Management over Cryptographic Message Syntax) [RFC5273] have defined additional S/MIME types. New protocols that intend to wrap MIME content should continue to define a smime-type string; however, new protocols that intend to wrap non-MIME types should use this mechanism instead.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Turner Request for Comments: 7193 IECA Category: Informational R. Housley ISSN: 2070-1721 Vigil Security J. Schaad Soaring Hawk Consulting April 2014
The application/cms Media Type
This document registers the application/cms media type for use with the corresponding CMS (Cryptographic Message Syntax) content types.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7193 application/cms Media Type April 2014
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