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This draft is a work item of the Internet Fax Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Content Negotiation for Internet Messaging Services
Author(s) : G. Klyne, R. Iwazaki, D. Crocker
Filename : draft-ietf-fax-content-negotiation-04.txt
Pages : 44
Date : 30-Jan-01
This memo describes a content negotiation mechanism for facsimile,
voice and other messaging services that use Internet e-mail.
Services such as facsimile and voice messaging need to cope with
new message content formats, yet need to ensure that the content of
any given message is renderable by the receiving agent. The
mechanism described here aims to meet these needs in a fashion that
is fully compatible with the current behaviour and expectations of
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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