This is a specification of the Desktop Clipboard Protocol, which uses the Network Dynamic Data Exchange (NetDDE) Protocol to implement a distributed store for graphical user interface (GUI) objects for desktop cut-and-paste operations. It specifies the mechanism by which the Windows ClipBook Viewer application (the Windows clipboard) communicates information between remote users.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.