Excerpts from mail: 24-Apr-91 Re: TEXT version of Draft RFC
Do MUAs really have to understand *all* those content-types? Do MTAs?
I certainly wouldn't think so; all you need to know is not to muck with
their insides. If you have to reject them, you should package them up
as a Content-type: 822message or a Content-type: multipart including an
822message, so that the data is still retrievable on the inside by a
viewer that does understand the format.
I'd characterize the AMDS behavior in rejecting out-of-hand "foreign"
content-types to be a bug, pure and simple. Gee, I wonder what those
idiots who wrote Andrew were thinking, eh?