The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
RFC 3676

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Text/Plain Format and DelSp 
         Parameters' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters '
   <draft-gellens-format-bis-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Ned Freed.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-gellens-format-bis-05.txt

Technical Summary
 
    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 ietf-822@imc.org mailing list
    but is not the product of any IETF working group.
 
Protocol Quality
 
    Ned Freed reviewed the specification for the IESG.

RFC Editor note:

In the abstract, change "This standard supersedes" to "This
document supersedes".

Section 1 is to be removed prior to publication.

In section 7, ABNF, replace the rule:

    quote            = 1*">"

with:

   QUOTE-MARK       = ">"
   quote            = 1*QUOTE-MARK

and replace:

   non-sp-quote     = < any character except NUL, CR, LF, SP, ">" >
   non-sp           = non-sp-quote / ">"
  
with:

   non-sp-quote     = < any character except NUL, CR, LF, SP, QUOTE-MARK >
   non-sp           = non-sp-quote / QUOTE-MARK