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> But this misses the point of header-set. The point is that you do NOT ha
> to repeat the image. If I can (please) take the liberty of changing that
> "tiff" to "gif", the idea behind header-set is to allow you to express yo
> example like:
Well, this is all news to me. There isn't anything even resembling such a g
in the header-set draft I have read. This appears to be a recent invention
Yes. Sorry about that. The version of the spec listed in the internet-drafts
directory does not include this text. Due to the closeness of the Houston
IETF, I could not post an update quickly enough. It is certainly true that
I had not seen this particular benefit of header-set. Amanda Walker suggested
it during the recent discussions for Mime content-types for the Mac.
has been brought in to justify header-set now that it has failed demonstrat
any other advantages.
This, of course, is not a helpful line of commentary. It would appear
that the southern california flames are trying to trigger a brushfire
on this list.
Rather than a desperate effort to jockey for legitimacy, I tend to see this
admittedly-new use for header-set as fall-out which is typically representative
of good design. (There might even be a smiley face here.)
In any event, I think that Steve Dorner has done a perfect job of summarizing
the benefits of header-set, so far, and it is only a matter of whether there
is any sort of consensus that those benefits are sufficient.
> 1. It eliminates the need to register a subtype of multipart for each
> multipart thing.
Let's see. For each header-set header, you have to register a type, right?
Where's the huge overhead involved in registering a subtype of multipart at
same time? I see no overhead here at all!
I'm sorry, but this is nothing short of a complete red herring.
I don't understand such trivialization of concern for administrative
overhead. We are already experiencing problems and questions about
Mime content-type administration; I would think that an effort to
greatly reduce one portion of consumption would meet with some warmth,
rather than such heat.