new SGML/MIME Internet Draft (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 93 08:43:32 -0700
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: new SGML/MIME Internet Draft
Newsgroups: ncsa.ietf.announce
Subject: ID ACTION:draft-ietf-mime-sgml-00.txt
Reply-To: Internet-Drafts@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Organization: National Center for SuperComputing Applications
Date: 15 Oct 93 05:06:28 GMT


A New Internet Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
directories. This draft is a work item of the Mime Content Working Group of
the IETF.                                                                  

       Title     : MIME Content-types for SGML Documents                   
       Author(s) : E. Levinson
       Filename  : draft-ietf-mime-sgml-00.txt
       Pages     : 11

This document specifies how a specific compound object, a complete SGML 
document, is to be carried within a MIME message. MIME provides a flexible 
mechanism for structuring RFC 822 message bodies.  To use that mechanism 
for compound documents requires additional agreements on how the compound 
document is represented and labelled within the message body.  In addition,
this document specifies the requirements for using MIME to carry SGML 
documents within a data stream in conformance with the SGML Document 
Interchange Format (SDIF).  That format provides a mechanism for 
transferring one or more SGML documents.  Subtypes are proposed for the 
Multipart and Application content types to support SGML documents and SDIF 
within MIME.        
Compound documents, including SGML, consist of a number of files, some of 
which may contain references to other files. Explicit indications of the 
bindings between the sender's file names and the MIME body parts are needed
to re-bind the sender's file names to ones on the recipient's system.  A 
content reference header field makes the bindings explicit.                

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of the Internet Draft.

Content-Type: Multipart/Alternative; Boundary="OtherAccess"

Content-Type:  Message/External-body;

Content-Type: text/plain

SEND draft-ietf-mime-sgml-00.txt

Content-Type:   Message/External-body;

Content-Type: text/plain