Re: Revision of RFC 1494 - Teletex mapping?

Ned Freed <NED@innosoft.com> Sat, 07 January 1995 23:02 UTC

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From: Ned Freed <NED@innosoft.com>
Subject: Re: Revision of RFC 1494 - Teletex mapping?
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> I will probably be rewriting RFC 1494 (body part mapping) in the
> near future, either for furthering it along the standards track or
> for aligning with a merged RFC 1327/1495.

> The biggest complaint I had against the previous version was that
> it did not include mapping for Teletex.

Yes indeed. The bottom line is that lots of places use teletex bodyparts, so
you really cannot ignore them.

> Now, I do not love Teletex, but I think we could define an useful
> mapping:

> Teletex -> Text/plain; charset="T.61" (with pagebreaks being
> converted to formfeeds).

This is how I handle it now in my code. (Of course I then provide facilitie
to convert T.61 into various other character sets.)

> Text/plain; charset="T.61" -> GeneralText
> Downgrade from GeneralText to Teletex when going from '88 to '84

This is quite acceptable as well.

> Do you all think this would be an useful extension of the standard?

Yes.

				Ned