[rfc-dist] RFC 3676 on The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters

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        RFC 3676

        Title:      The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
        Author(s):  R. Gellens
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2004
        Mailbox:    randy@qualcomm.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 42441
        Obsoletes:  2646

        I-D Tag:    draft-gellens-format-bis-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3676.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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