MIME Content-Type for SGML Documents (mimesgml) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 31st IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) community is actively addressing certain issues that relate to interoperability but not those directly related to electronic mail.

This working group will address email issues and concerns to directly support the exchange of SGML in MIME email. These issues include the structure of MIME document that will contain both SGML document markup and the various definitions, including handling of public and private identifiers.

The WG's effort is NOT intended to address the syntax and structure of SGML. Previous work in this area, ISO 9069, SGML Document Interchange Format (SDIF) and SGML Open Technical Resolution 9401 will be addressed as interface requirements that may be supported through email.

Goals and Milestones

Establish IETF Working Group
Feb 95
Internet Draft available
Mar 95
Review draft in SGML Open Technical Committee meetings
Apr 95
Issue second draft following IETF meeting. Conduct WG review for submitting to IESG.
May 95
Submit Internet Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments