Using SGML Open Catalogs and MIME to Exchange SGML Documents

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mimesgml WG)
Last updated 1996-02-21
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This proposal describes how SGML Open catalogs and MIME mechanisms are used to exchange SGML documents on the World Wide Web, or via email. Using the extension mechanism provided by Technical Resolution 9401:1995 (TR9401) [10]- TR9401 contains the technical description of SGML Open catalogs - this proposal describes new catalog keywords required for SGML document interchange. In addition, Uniform Resource Locators (URL) [8] are used to allow greater flexibility in the addressing of storage objects. This flexibility is intended to allow addressing of storage objects encapsulated in MIME messages, or addressable via the World Wide Web. A MIME body part containing an SGML Open catalog is tagged with the content type 'application/sgml-open-catalog' [5].


Don Stinchfield (

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