At 7:32 AM 7/13/94, Jim Conklin wrote:
At 6:31 AM 7/13/94 -0400, Nathaniel Borenstein wrote:
I really don't think that MIME has to be more specific about the
interpretation of the right-to-left languages than the ISO character set
specifications. I think we could get away with saying that the
directionality issue is addressed by a separate RFC, but I don't think
we can cite it by number without having it go through the standards
I think that it would be a real disaster if MIME standardization were
held up by this issue, and I strongly oppose changes which will further
delay MIME standardization.
Essentially MIME specifies an object framework for email. We've defined
some basic classes, but I think that is as far as we should go.
Mechanisms for defining and creating other derived classes exist, should a
consensus form about the need for them. In the meantime, UA designers
should be free to experiment.
People everywhere seem more interested in communicating with each
other than with databases.
Howard Rheingold, "The Virtual Community", 1993