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Using ODA for translating multimedia information (RFC1197)

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Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Sherman: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC1197: DOI

Abstract

The purpose of this RFC is to inform implementors of multimedia systems about our experiences using ISO 8613: Office Document Architecture (ODA). Because ODA is being proposed as an encoding format for use in multimedia mail and file exchange, implementors wishing to use ODA in an open systems environment may profit from our experiences. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard.

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Network Working Group M. Sherman Request for Comments: 1197 CMU December 1990

Using ODA for Translating Multimedia Information

1. Status of this Memo

The purpose of this RFC is to inform implementors of multimedia systems about our experiences using ISO 8613: Office Document Architecture (ODA). Because ODA is being proposed as an encoding format for use in multimedia mail and file exchange, implementors wishing to use ODA in an open systems environment may profit from our experiences. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

2. Overview

ODA is a recently approved ISO (8613) and CCITT (T.410) standard for representing documents containing multifont text, raster images and geometric graphics. This encoding has been specified for use in a number of related standards, such as X.400.

However, ODA is a very abstract standard, defining entities such as "composite logical object classes" and not common entities, such as "paragraphs". Therefore, effective use of ODA as an interchange medium requires the definition of a document application profile (dap) that defines some common entities and a map between ODA entities defined in the dap and entities used in the interchanged systems.

3. EXPRES Experiences

The National Science Foundation funded the EXPRES project, which consisted of groups at Carnegie Mellon University (Information Technology Center) and the University of Michigan (Center for Information Technology Integration). These two groups collaborated with groups at McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace Information Systems, NIST, and Interleaf. Together, the five groups investigated the use of ODA as an interchange medium for submitting research proposals by electronic mail to the N...

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