Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents (RFC1927)
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Seven new types of MIME types are suggested in this document. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
Network Working Group C. Rogers Request for Comments: 1927 ISI Category: Informational 1 April 1996
Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents
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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" technology?
3) electonic staples should have a standard "size and shape" so a supply of staples could be used be used by several programs.
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 clip.
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RFC 1927 MIME Types: Associating Documents 1 April 1996
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 component, while a gold paper clip could trigger another.
3) "src=" would allow the specification of a URL of the image to be shown, for even greater control of appearance.
4) it should be possible to specify 3D modelling of your custom paper clip, for electronic desktops being viewed through virtual reality headsets
5) electronic paper clip sculpture
1) instead of discarding or reusing paper clips, it should be possible to "bend" them and display the resultin...