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This draft is a work item of the MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML Documents Working Group of the IETF.
Title : MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate Documents,
such as HTML (MHTML)
Author(s) : A. Hopmann, J. Palme
Filename : draft-ietf-mhtml-rev-03.txt
Pages : 19
Date : 06-Nov-97
Although HTML [RFC 1866] was designed within the context of MIME,
more than the specification of HTML as defined in RFC 1866 is needed
for two electronic mail user agents to be able to interoperate using
HTML as a document format. These issues include the naming of
objects that are normally referred to by URIs, and the means of
aggregating objects that go together. This document describes a set
of guidelines that will allow conforming mail user agents to be able
to send, deliver and display these objects, such as HTML objects,
that can contain links represented by URIs. In order to be able to
handle inter-linked objects, the document uses the MIME type
''multipart/related'' and specifies the MIME content-headers
''Content-Location'' and ''Content-Base''. The guidelines in this
document can also be used when sending aggregate HTML objects in
other forms than e-mail, such as through HTTP or FTP.
Differences compared to the previous version of this proposed
standard, published in RFC 2110, are summarized in chapter 13.
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Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader
implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the