PWG> FW: RFC 3949 on File Format for Internet Fax

PWG> FW: RFC 3949 on File Format for Internet Fax

PWG> FW: RFC 3949 on File Format for Internet Fax

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Thu Feb 10 08:32:43 EST 2005

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Subject: RFC 3949 on File Format for Internet Fax

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 3949

        Title:      File Format for Internet Fax
        Author(s):  R. Buckley, D. Venable, L. McIntyre, G. Parsons,
                    J. Rafferty
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2005
        Mailbox:    rbuckley at, dvenable at,
                    lloyd10328 at, gparsons at,
                    jraff at
        Pages:      84
        Characters: 204903
        Obsoletes:  2301

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-fax-tiff-fx-14.txt


This document is a revised version of RFC 2301.  The revisions,
summarized in the list attached as Annex B, are based
on discussions and suggestions for improvements that have been
made since RFC 2301 was issued in March 1998, and on the results of
independent implementations and interoperability testing.

This RFC 2301 revision describes the Tag Image File Format (TIFF)
representation of image data specified by the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) Recommendations for black-and-white
and color facsimile.  This file format specification is commonly known
as TIFF for Fax eXtended (TIFF-FX).  It formally defines minimal,
extended, and lossless Joint Bi-level Image experts Group (JBIG)
profiles (Profiles S, F, J) for black-and-white fax and base JPEG,
lossless JBIG, and Mixed Raster Content profiles (Profiles C, L, M)
for color and grayscale fax.  These profiles correspond to the content
of the applicable ITU-T Recommendations.

This document is a product of the Internet Fax Working Group of the

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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