Indicating Supported Media Features Using Extensions to DSN and MDN (RFC2530)
Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This memo describes a format for generating Message Disposition Notifications and Delivery Status Notifications which contain such information. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
Network Working Group D. Wing Request for Comments: 2530 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track March 1999
Indicating Supported Media Features Using Extensions to DSN and MDN
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.
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There is a need in Internet mail and Internet fax for a recipient to indicate the media features it supports so that messages can be generated by senders without exceeding the recipient’s abilities.
This memo describes a format for generating Message Disposition Notifications [RFC2298] and Delivery Status Notifications [RFC1894] which contain such information. This information can be used by senders to avoid exceeding the recipient’s capabilities when sending subsequent messages.
The extensions described in this document can be used in Message Disposition Notifications [RFC2298] or Delivery Status Notifications [RFC1894], as appropriate for the implementation.
Note that both DSNs and MDNs have drawbacks: DSNs are not available between all senders and receivers, and MDNs require the receiver to disclose message disposition information (or, if using the "denied" disposition-type, the time the disposition notification was generated).
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 [RFC2119].
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RFC 2530 Media Features using DSN and MDN March 1999
3. Extensions for use by DSN and MDN
The following extension is available to both DSN [RFC1894] and MDN [RFC2298] messages.
For a DSN message, the following per-recipient fields are defined (section 2.3 of [RFC1894]). For an MDN message, the following extension fields are defined (section 3.1 of [RFC2298]). Using the language of [RFC2234]:
extension-field = media-features CRLF
media-features = "Media-Accept-Features" ":" media-feature-tags media-feature-tags = <*text as defined below, with LWSP wrapping>
The <media-feature-tags> are defined in separate schema documents which MUST utilize the language described in [SYNTAX]. The schema MUST be registered following the registration requirements of [RFC2506].
The following examples assume there is a schema document which defines the tags shown.
3.1.1. Paper-size and Color
Assuming there is a schema document which describes the tags paper- size and color, the following example is valid:
Media-Accept-Features: (& (paper-size=a4) (color=binary) )
3.1.2. UA-Media, Paper-size, and Color
Assuming there is a schema document which describes the tags paper- size,...