Part 2: Content-Type header
There are to many of them.
There should be a few general ones, internation standards if possible.
Why have scribe,tex,troff,dvi,pbm,pgm,ppm? They are very special.
Why not then FrameMaker?
I am not sure that the pbm, p... are the best standard for images.
We should use an international standard (no fax standard, please) for
There ought to be a few iso character set standards defined.
ISO 8859-1 and ISO 10646.
And MAILASCII, ISO 8859-1 and ISO 10646 should be the recommended
types for text bodies.
About the postscript type:
Why talk about laserpreps? This is something Apple is using?
Each postscript body should be self-containd. It may not depend on some
separate code having been loaded into the printer.
Part 3.1: Quoted-Printable
Why use hexadecimal in Style #1?
If style #1 is used for readability I prefer octal codes.
If style #1 is for efficiency each 4 bits could be coded as "A"+value,
this gives faster encoding/decoding.
Dan Oscarsson Department of Computer Science
Lund Institute of Technology
e-mail: Dan(_dot_)Oscarsson(_at_)dna(_dot_)lth(_dot_)se Box 118
S-221 00 Lund, Sweden