Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME
draft-ietf-mixer-postscript-00

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draft                PostScript body parts              Jan 96

              Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME

                   Fri Jan  5 09:55:37 MET 1996

                     Harald Tveit Alvestrand
                             UNINETT
                  Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no

    Status of this Memo

    The name of this draft is draft-ietf-mixer-
    postscript-00.txt

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    This document is an update to part of RFC 1494.

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    1.  Introduction

    This document describes methods for carrying PostScript
    information in the two standard mail systems MIME and
    X.400, and the conversion between them. It uses the
    notational conventions of [BODYMAP], and the conversion is
    further described in [MIXER].

    2.  The PostScript body part

    Carrying PostScript in X.400 was originally defined in RFC
    1494.  This specification carries that work forward now
    that RFC 1494 is obsoleted by [BODYMAP].

    The following Extended Body Part is defined for PostScript
    data streams.  It has no parameters.

      postscript-body-part EXTENDED-BODY-PART-TYPE
        DATA             OCTET STRING
        ::= mime-postscript-body

      mime-postscript-body OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::=
                { mixer-bp-data 2 }

    3.  The Application/PostScript content-type

    In MIME, PostScript is carried in the body part
    "application/PostScript", which is defined in RFC 1521.

    4.  MIXER conversion

    X.400 Body Part: Extended Body Part, OID mime-postscript-body
    MIME Content-Type: application/postscript
    Conversion Type: No conversion

    The two representations of PostScript both contain a
    single stream of octets. This stream of octets can be
    copied with no problems between the representations. No
    other data needs to be converted.

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    5.  OID Assignments

    This OID is also defined in [BODYMAP].

    POSTSCRIPT-MAPPINGS DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
    EXPORTS -- everything --;

    IMPORTS
       mixer-bp-data
           FROM MIXER-MAPPINGS

    id-mime-postscript-body OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::=
            { mixer-bp-data 2 };

    END

    6.  Security issues

    The issues concerning PostScript and security are well
    discussed in RFC 1521. No additional security issues are
    identified by this memo.

    7.  Trademark issues

    PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.

    8.  References

    [MIXER]
         S.E. Hardcastle-Kille, MIXER: Mapping between X.400
         and RFC 822/MIME (in preparation)

    [BODYMAP]
         Mapping between X.400 and RFC 822/MIME message bodies
         (in preparation)

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    9.  Author's address

    Postal: Harald Tveit Alvestrand
            UNINETT
            Postboks 6883 Elgeseter
            N-7002 TRONDHEIM
    Tel   : +47 73 59 70 94
    Email : Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no

    Table of Contents

     Status of this Memo ................................    1
    1 Introduction ......................................    2
    2 The PostScript body part ..........................    2
    3 The Application/PostScript content-type ...........    2
    4 MIXER conversion ..................................    2
    5 OID Assignments ...................................    3
    6 Security issues ...................................    3
    7 Trademark issues ..................................    3
    8 References ........................................    3
    9 Author's address ..................................    4
     Table of Contents ..................................    4

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