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Re: standards/suggestions for MIME transport of PC filetypes?

1993-09-01 13:40:48
At  2:21 PM 9/1/93 -0500, Rick Troth wrote:
       If you stick with  PC-to-PC  scenarios,  then keying off the
.EXT should work quite nicely...
I'd rather see this than a plethora of MIME types.

What this solution ignores is the fact that these extensions, used in the
suggested manner, are important type information, which would be
well-served by a registry.  Without such a registry, this solution is in
fact a return to the pre-MIME world, where mailers had to rely on
proprietary means, heuristics, and manual labor to move useable data from
place to place.

These things need to be registered somehow.  What is the objection to using
the existing MIME mechanisms?

Steve Dorner, Qualcomm Inc.