Excerpts from mail: 14-Apr-92 Re: Implications of MIME fo..
I recall that Mark
Crispin had a major objection to some kinds of recursive embeddings.
Would Nathaniel's proposed format for a message rejection create exactly
that kind of recursive embedding?
No, because Mark's objections had to do with applying
content-transfer-encodings recursively. In my model , there's no
recursive encodings, and Mark objected to recursive encodings, not
recursive embeddings, I believe.
In the above example, the ONLY thing that is not 'boilerplate" is the
choice of boundary string. The phrase "unique-boundary" should be
replaced by a string that does not appear (prefixed by CRLF and two
hyphens) in any of the body parts.
Nope: the string may not appear ANYWHERE in any of the body parts. It
is insufficient that it not appear prefixed by CRLF and two hyphens.
I don't understand why you think this is the case. I believe you're
wrong here. What's the problem if the boundary appears without the