Thanks for the clarification on encodings vs. embeddings. Glad there's
Excerpts from mail: 14-Apr-92 Re: Implications of MIME fo.. Nathaniel
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
OK, sorry, I'm wrong; no problem if the boundary appears without the
leading ``--''. But there's a problem even if it appears not prefixed
by CRLF and ``--''. That is, the string, with its ``--'' prefix, may
not appear anywhere in any of the body parts, irrespective of whether it
appears after a CRLF.