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Re: yet another way to indicate related MIME body parts

1993-10-27 06:17:48
At  9:00 AM 10/27/93 +0100, Patrik Faltstrom wrote:
So, what header-set helps the mailer with is to make some more
intelligent message to the user than multipart/whatever which
is treated as multipart/mixed.

Yes, Patrik's way of stating it is better.  "Ignoring" is probably too
strong a word.  Header-set makes a statement that the first part is
additional information, and that the real meat of the part is later.  That
doesn't necessarily mean that the header part should go irretrievably into
the bit-bucket if it isn't understood.

Exactly how much difference this distinction makes in practice probably
depends on your implementation.

Dave Crocker a while ago suggested that when a Mac mailer got an "unknown"
(to it) MIME type, it might ask the user what Mac type corresponded to it.
For the first part of a header-set, you would probably eschew this

Not an enormous advantage, I guess.

Steve Dorner, Qualcomm Inc.
    Sometimes it's easier to let your cockatoo eat your shoes
    than to hear him scream.

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