Mail and Netnews Header Registration Procedure

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (drums WG)
Author Jacob Palme 
Last updated 1998-01-13 (latest revision 1998-04-07)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Various IETF standards and http, e-mail and netnews software products use various http, e-mail and netnews header fields. This document specifies a procedure for the registration of http, e-mail and netnews header field names, to reduce the risk that two different products use the same header field name in different ways (homonyms) or that several different header field names are used with identical meaning (synonyms).


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