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A MIME Content-Type for Directory Information (RFC2425)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 33 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Howes: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2425: DOI

Abstract

This document defines a MIME Content-Type for holding directory information. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group T. Howes Request for Comments: 2425 M. Smith Category: Standards Track Netscape Communications Corp. F. Dawson Lotus Development Corporation September 1998

A MIME Content-Type for Directory Information

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.

1. Abstract

This document defines a MIME Content-Type for holding directory information. The definition is independent of any particular directory service or protocol. The text/directory Content-Type is defined for holding a variety of directory information, for example, name, or email address, or logo. The text/directory Content-Type can also be used as the root body part in a multipart/related Content- Type for handling more complicated situations, especially those in which non-textual information that already has a natural MIME representation, for example, a photograph or sound, is to be represented.

The text/directory Content-Type defines a general framework and format for holding directory information in a simple "type:value" form. We refer to "type" in this context meaning a property or attribute with which the value is associated. Mechanisms are defined to specify alternate languages, encodings and other meta-information. This document also defines the procedure by which particular formats, called profiles, for carrying application-specific information within a text/directory Content-Type can be defined and registered, and the conventions such formats must follow. It is expected that other documents will be produced that define such formats for various applications (e.g., white pages).

Howes, et. al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2425 MIME Content-Type for Directory Information September 1998

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC-2119].

2. Table of Contents

Status of the Memo................................................ 1 Copyright Notice.................................................. 1 1. Abstract...................................................... 1 2. Table of Contents............................................. 2 3. Need for a MIME Directory Type................................ 3 4. Overview...................................................... 4 5. The text/directory Content-Type............................... 4 5.1. MIME media type name........................................ 4 5.2. MIME subtype name........................................... 5 5.3. Required parameters......................................... 5 5.4. Optional p...

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