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The Windows Bitmap Media Type

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Sean Leonard
Last updated 2015-04-26 (Latest revision 2014-10-23)
Replaced by RFC 7903
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-seantek-windows-image
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document registers the image/bmp media type for use with the Windows Bitmap format (BMP), also known as Device-Independent Bitmap (DIB). Originally designed for Microsoft Windows 2.0 and OS/2, these bitmaps contain a single raster graphic in a variety of compressed or uncompressed formats.


Sean Leonard

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