MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate Applet Objects (mapplet)

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Authors James Galvin  , Ali Bahreman  , Rajkumar Narayanaswamy  , Nick Zhang 
Last updated 1996-06-12
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The applets written in the Java programming [JAVA] language are becoming a household name on the World Wide Web. Currently, web browsers are able to retrieve and display these applets. This document describes a set of guidelines for conforming mail user agents to be able to send and display applets. The applets are transferred within a MIME [MIME] message. In order to do this, a new MIME subtype, Application/Applet, is being defined in this document. We also discuss how other protocols for adding security to MIME objects could be used to provide additional security.


James Galvin (galvin+ietf@elistx.com)
Ali Bahreman (bahreman@eit.com)
Rajkumar Narayanaswamy (rajkumar@eit.com)
Nick Zhang (zhang@eit.com)

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