MIME Web Links
This section contains information and documentation about MIME.
MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. The purpose of MIME is to allow the use of a wide variety of media types through internet mail. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Working Group defined the standard for MIME in 1992. Current MIME RFC's include:
2045- MIME Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies
2046 - MIME Part Two: Media Types
2047 - MIME Part Three: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text
2048 - MIME Part Four: Registration Procedures
2049 - MIME Part Five: Conformance Criteria and Examples
Rendering - The act of presenting the information in a document to the user.
Parsing - The scanning and filtering of the information in a document into the context of the elements the information is structured for.