RFC 3676

The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters, February 2004

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3676.txt
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2646
Author:
R. Gellens
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3676

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Abstract

This specification establishes two parameters (Format and DelSP) to be used with the Text/Plain media type. In the presence of these parameters, trailing whitespace is used to indicate flowed lines and a canonical quote indicator is used to indicate quoted lines. This results in an encoding which appears as normal Text/Plain in older implementations, since it is in fact normal Text/Plain, yet provides for superior wrapping/flowing, and quoting. This document supersedes the one specified in RFC 2646, "The Text/Plain Format Parameter", and adds the DelSp parameter to accommodate languages/coded character sets in which ASCII spaces are not used or appear rarely. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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