iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP)
RFC 6047

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (December 2010; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 2447
Last updated 2013-03-02
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  A. Melnikov, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6047                                     Isode Ltd
Obsoletes: 2447                                            December 2010
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

        iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP)

Abstract

   This document, "iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol
   (iMIP)", specifies a binding from the iCalendar Transport-independent
   Interoperability Protocol (iTIP) to Internet email-based transports.
   Calendaring entries defined by the iCalendar Object Model (iCalendar)
   are wrapped using constructs from RFC 5322 and MIME (RFC 2045, RFC
   2046, RFC 2047, and RFC 2049), and then transported over SMTP.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Melnikov                     Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6047                          iMIP                     December 2010

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Related Memos ..............................................3
      1.2. Formatting Conventions .....................................3
      1.3. Terminology ................................................4
   2. MIME Message Format Binding .....................................4
      2.1. MIME Media Type ............................................4
      2.2. Security ...................................................5
           2.2.1. Authorization .......................................5
           2.2.2. Authentication ......................................5
           2.2.3. Confidentiality .....................................5
      2.3. Email Addresses ............................................6
      2.4. Content-Type Header Field ..................................6
      2.5. Content-Transfer-Encoding Header Field .....................7
      2.6. Content-Disposition Header Field ...........................8
   3. Security Considerations .........................................8
   4. Examples .......................................................11
      4.1. Single Component with an ATTACH Property ..................11
      4.2. Using multipart/alternative for Low-Fidelity Clients ......11
      4.3. Single Component with an ATTACH Property and
           Inline Attachment .........................................12
      4.4. Multiple Similar Components ...............................14
      4.5. Multiple Mixed Components .................................15
      4.6. Detailed Components with an ATTACH Property ...............16
   5. Recommended Practices ..........................................18
      5.1. Use of Content and Message IDs ............................18
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................18
   7. References .....................................................19
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