Structured format for transmission of multi-media documents
RFC 767

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RFC:767
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    
     A STRUCTURED FORMAT FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTI-MEDIA DOCUMENTS
                                    
                                    
                                    
                           Jonathan B. Postel

                              August 1980
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    
                     Information Sciences Institute
                   University of Southern California
                           4676 Admiralty Way
                   Marina del Rey, California  90291

                             (213) 822-1511



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                                                                  Postel



August 1980                                                             
           A Structured Format for Transmission of Multi-Media Documents

                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE ........................................................ iii

1.  INTRODUCTION ..................................................... 1

  1.1.  Motivation ................................................... 1
  1.2.  Scope ........................................................ 1
  1.3.  Terminology .................................................. 1
  1.4.  Document Description ......................................... 2
  1.5.  Other Work ................................................... 2

2.  SPECIFICATION .................................................... 3

  2.1.  Document ..................................................... 3
  2.2.  Message Objects  ............................................. 5
  2.3.  Body Structures ............................................. 13
  2.3.1.  Simple Elements ........................................... 13
  2.3.2.  Structured Text ........................................... 13
  2.3.3.  NLS File Example .......................................... 13
  2.3.4.  Multimedia Structures ..................................... 15
  2.3.5.  The Media ................................................. 21
  2.3.6.  TEXT ...................................................... 22
  2.3.7.  VOICE ..................................................... 22
  2.3.8.  FACSIMILE ................................................. 23
  2.3.9.  GRAPHICS .................................................. 24

3.  EXAMPLES & SCENARIOS ............................................ 25

  Example 1:  Text Example .......................................... 25
  Example 2:  Multimedia Example .................................... 28

REFERENCES .......................................................... 31

  

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A Structured Format for Transmission of Multi-Media Documents

[Page ii]                                                         Postel



August 1980                                                             
           A Structured Format for Transmission of Multi-Media Documents

                                PREFACE

This is the first edition of this format specification and should be
treated as a request for comments, advice, and suggestions.  A great
deal of prior work has been done on computer aided message systems and
some of this is listed in the reference section.  This specification was
shaped by many discussions with members of the ARPA research community,
and others interested in the development of computer aided message
systems.  This document was prepared as part of the ARPA sponsored
Internetwork Concepts Research Project at ISI.

                                                              Jon Postel

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           A Structured Format for Transmission of Multi-Media Documents

Postel                                                         [Page iv]



RFC: 767                                                       J. Postel
                                                                 USC-ISI
                                                             August 1980

     A STRUCTURED FORMAT FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTI-MEDIA DOCUMENTS

                            1.  INTRODUCTION

This document describes a format for transmitting structured data
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