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Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME (RFC2160)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 5 page(s) / 6K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Alvestrand: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2160: DOI

Abstract

This document describes methods for carrying PostScript information in the two standard mail systems MIME and X.400, and the conversion between them. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group H. Alvestrand Request for Comments: 2160 UNINETT Category: Standards Track January 1998

Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME

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 (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction ............................................ 1 2 The PostScript body part ................................ 1 3 The PostScript FTBP ..................................... 2 4 The Application/PostScript content-type ................. 2 5 MIXER conversion ........................................ 2 6 MIXER conversion ........................................ 2 7 OID Assignments ......................................... 3 8 Security Issues ......................................... 3 9 Trademark Issues ........................................ 3 10 References ............................................. 3 11 Author’s Address ....................................... 4 12 Full Copyright Statement ............................... 5

1. Introduction

This document describes methods for carrying PostScript information in the two standard mail systems MIME and X.400, and the conversion between them. It uses the notational conventions of [BODYMAP], and the conversion is further described in [MIXER].

Two ways of carrying PostScript in X.400 are described. One is using the FTAM Body Part, and one uses the Extended Body Part originally described in RFC 1494.

The FTAM method is recommended.

Alvestrand Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2160 Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME January 1998

2. The PostScript body part

Carrying PostScript in X.400 as an Extended Body Part was originally defined in RFC 1494. This specification carries that work forward now that RFC 1494 is obsoleted by [BODYMAP].

The following Extended Body Part is defined for PostScript data streams. It has no parameters.

postscript-body-part EXTENDED-BODY-PART-TYPE DATA OCTET STRING ::= mime-postscript-body

mime-postscript-body OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { mixer-bp-data 2 }

3. The PostScript FTBP

The PostScript FTBP is identified by having the FileTransferParameters.environment.application-reference set to id- mime-ftbp-postscript.

The definition is:

id-mime-ftbp-postscript OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { mixer-bp-data 6 }

4. The Application/PostScript content-type

In MIME, PostScript is carried in the body part "application/PostScript", which is defined in RFC 1521.

5. MIXER conversion

X.400 Body Part: Extended Body Part, OID mime-postscript-body MIME Content-Type: application/postscript Conversion Type: No conversion

The two representations of PostScript both contain a single stream of octets. This stream of...

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