FTP TYPE Extension for Internationalized Text

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author John Klensin 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2012-03-12)
Replaces draft-klensin-ftp-typeu
Replaced by draft-klensin-ftpext-typeu
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The traditional FTP protocol includes a TYPE command to specify the data representation. That command has values for ASCII and EBCDIC text, plus binary ("IMAGE") transmission. As the Internet becomes more international, there is a growing requirement to be able to transmit textual data, encoded in Unicode, in a way that is independent of the coding and line representation forms of particular operating systems. This memo specifies a new FTP representation TYPE value for Unicode data.


John Klensin (john+ietf@jck.com)

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