This specification establishes two parameters (Format and DelSP) to
be used with the Text/Plain media type. In the presence of these
parameters, trailing whitespace is used to indicate flowed lines and
a canonical quote indicator is used to indicate quoted lines. This
results in an encoding which appears as normal Text/Plain in older
implementations, since it is in fact normal Text/Plain, yet provides
for superior wrapping/flowing, and quoting.
This standard supersedes the one specified in RFC 2646, "The
Text/Plain Format Parameter", and adds the DelSp parameter to
accommodate languages/coded character sets in which ASCII spaces are
not used or appear rarely.
Working Group Summary
This document was reviewed on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
but is not the product of any IETF working group.
Ned Freed reviewed the specification for the IESG.
RFC Editor note:
In the abstract, change "This standard supersedes" to "This
Section 1 is to be removed prior to publication.
In section 7, ABNF, replace the rule:
quote = 1*">"
QUOTE-MARK = ">"
quote = 1*QUOTE-MARK
non-sp-quote = < any character except NUL, CR, LF, SP, ">" >
non-sp = non-sp-quote / ">"
non-sp-quote = < any character except NUL, CR, LF, SP, QUOTE-MARK >
non-sp = non-sp-quote / QUOTE-MARK