[rfc-dist] RFC 3676 on The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
Thu, 19 Feb 2004 10:47:38 -0800
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Title: The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
Author(s): R. Gellens
Status: Standards Track
Date: February 2004
I-D Tag: draft-gellens-format-bis-04.txt
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.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
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