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Encoding Header Field for Internet Messages (RFC1505)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002334D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 36 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Costanzo: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1505: DOI

Abstract

This document expands upon the elective experimental Encoding header field which permits the mailing of multi-part, multi-structured messages. It replaces RFC 1154. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group A. Costanzo Request for Comments: 1505 AKC Consulting Obsoletes: 1154 D. Robinson Computervision Corporation R. Ullmann August 1993

Encoding Header Field for Internet Messages

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

IESG Note

Note that a standards-track technology already exists in this area [11].

Abstract

This document expands upon the elective experimental Encoding header field which permits the mailing of multi-part, multi-structured messages. It replaces RFC 1154 [1].

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. The Encoding Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.1 Format of the Encoding Field . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2 <count> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.3 <keyword> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.3.1 Nested Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.4 Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. Encodings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.1 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.2 Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.3 Hex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.4 EVFU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.5 EDI-X12 and EDIFACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.6 FS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.7 LZJU90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.8 LZW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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RFC 1505 Encoding Header Field August 1993

3.9 UUENCODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.10 PEM and PEM-Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.11 PGP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.12 Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.13 TAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.14 PostScript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.15 SHAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.16 Uniform Resource Locator . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.17 Registering New Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4. FS (File System) Object Encoding . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1 Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.1 Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.2 Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.1.3 File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.1.4 Segment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.1.5 Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.2 Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.2.1 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.2.2 Comment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4.2.3 Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4.2.4 Created . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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