|Internet media type||
|Type of format||Formatted text format|
Enriched text is a formatted text format for e-mail, defined by the IETF in RFC 1896 and associated with the
text/enriched MIME type. It is "intended to facilitate the wider interoperation of simple enriched text across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms". As of 2012, enriched text remained almost unknown in e-mail traffic, while HTML e-mail is widely used. Enriched text, or at least the subset of HTML that can be transformed into enriched text, is seen as superior to full HTML for use with e-mail (mainly because of security considerations).
A predecessor of this MIME type was called
text/richtext in RFC 1341 and RFC 1521. Neither should be confused with Rich Text Format (MIME type
application/rtf) which are unrelated specifications, devised by Microsoft.
<bold><italic>Hello, world!</italic></bold> <italic><bold>Hello, world!</bold></italic>
The following, on the other hand, is not:
The following enriched text:
<color><param>red</param>Blood</color> is <bold>thicker</bold> than <color><param>blue</param>water</color>. <paraindent><param>left</param><italic>-- Well-known proverb </italic></paraindent>
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