From: Keith Moore <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu>
To: conklin(_at_)ivory(_dot_)educom(_dot_)edu (Jim Conklin)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 27 Oct 1993 10:38:19 CDT."
If one is using MIME to pass around material in which there's
considerable internal structure, such as Hypercard stacks or HTML (for
example), why isn't it better to register and use the specific application
rather than to try to make MIME itself handle that level of complexity?
I don't know enough about Hypercard stacks to answer the question for that
case. But people talk about them as if hypercard thingys are shipped around
in "stacks", with an internal structure that's specific to Hypercard. I've
never heard anyone talk about ftp-ing a single Hypercard page. So maybe it
makes sense to ship around a whole hypercard stack as a single MIME object.
I believe the internal structure of Hypercard stacks is an Apple