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Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents (RFC1927) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004165D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Rogers: AUTHOR


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Network Working Group C. Rogers

Request for Comments: 1927 ISI

Category: Informational 1 April 1996

Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

1) New MIME Types: Staple and "Paper" Clip

1) indicates the degree of binding of multipart documents:

stapled documents should stay together on the desktop,

while paper clipped ones should be easily spreadable

2) big paper clips vs small ones; heirarchical assembly

3) big vs small for large documents vs. small ones?

4) warning! the presence of electronic staples or paper clips

may break some programs, particularly those designed to do

high-speed copying!

2) patents on the electronic staple and paper clip

1) use First Virtual to record a charge each time new staples

or paper clips are made.

2) to reduce transmission charges, electronic staples should be

bought in boxes of 5000. Reference: Apple's "bento"


3) electonic staples should have a standard "size and shape"

so a supply of staples could be used be used by several


3) recycling electronic staples and paper clips

1) to assure proper accounting, and to detect patent violations

(people making their own electronic staples), it may be

necessary to attach a certificate to each staple or paper


2) When a file or folder is deleted, a "recycler" program could

look inside for staples or paper clips that could be reused

or recycled.

1) staples could be reycled for a small credit

2) paper clips could be reused.

4) custom-look electronic staples and paper clips

1) when stabled or clipped documents are displayed on the

desktop, there should be some icon or visual indicator to

show the presence of the (possibly removable) staple

or paper clip

2) "color=" and "shape=" attributes in the MIME line should

allow senders to customize the appearance of individual

staples or paper clips.

1) this could have some significance for office filing

systems, for instance: a silver paper clip could

trigger one workflow compon...