Media Type 'application/msword' Details

Media Type 'application/msword' Details


Basic Info
Media Type application
subtype msword
Registered? Yes
See also Lindner
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Details


From [email protected] Thu Jul 22 13:26:29 1993
From: [email protected] (Paul Lindner)
Subject: Registion of a new MIME Content-Type/Subtype
To: [email protected], [email protected] (Team Gopher)
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 93 15:26:39 CDT
Reply-To: [email protected]
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Status: RO

MIME TYPE NAME:
application

MIME SUBTYPE NAME:
msword

REQUIRED PARAMETERS:
none

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS:

An optional version parameter can be specified.  Some of the more
common versions are:

  4  :  Microsoft Word 4.0 for the Macintosh.
  5  :  Microsoft Word 5.0 and 5.1 for the Macintosh.
  2w :  Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0
  6  :  Microsoft Word 6 for Windows and Macintosh platform
        independent format(coming soon)

ENCODING CONSIDERATIONS:

Microsoft word files are in a binary format. Some encoding will be
necessary for MIME mailers as in application/octet-stream.  Microsoft
Word files for the Macintosh are encoded in the data fork of a
macintosh file.  The type creator is MSWD, the file type is WDBN.

Miccrosoft Word files that contain external data references such as
publish & subscribe services are explicitly not allowed.


SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS:
None known.


PUBLISHED SPECIFICATION:

Specification by example:

   From any microsoft word application select "Save As..." from the
   "File" menu.  Enter a filename, make sure that "Normal" is specified
   for the file type, and click "Save".

Company Contact:

   Microsoft Inc.

   16011 NE 36th Way
   Box 97017
   Redmond WA, 98073-9717


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