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 A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
 directories. This draft is a work item of the MIME Encapsulation of 
 Aggregate HTML Documents Working Group of the IETF.                       

       Title     : MIME E-mail Encapsulation of Aggregate Documents, such 
                   as HTML (MHTML)                                         
       Author(s) : J. Palme, A. Hopmann
       Filename  : draft-ietf-mhtml-rev-00.txt
       Pages     : 16
       Date      : 07/07/1997

Although HTML [RFC 1866] was designed within the context of MIME, more than
the specification of HTML as defined in RFC 1866 is needed for two 
electronic mail user agents to be able to interoperate using HTML as a 
document format. These issues include the naming of objects that are 
normally referred to by URIs, and the means of aggregating objects that go 
together. This document describes a set of guidelines that will allow 
conforming mail user agents to be able to send, deliver and display these 
objects, such as HTML objects, that can contain links represented by URIs. 
In order to be able to handle inter-linked objects, the document uses the 
MIME type multipart/related and specifies the MIME content-headers 
"Content-Location" and "Content-Base".     
Temporary note               
This is a revision of RFC 2110 to take into account problems which have 
cropped up by developers when developing software adhering to RFC 2110. RFC
2110 is an IETF Proposed Standard, and the intention is that this document,
possibly after more revisions, will either be submitted as a revised 
Proposed Standard or as a Draft Standard.                                  

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