If MIME puts HTML under
"application" but "enriched" under "text", then the initial
part of the type has become meaningless.
We went through all this on the MIME list almost two years ago. The
Doncha just hate how these things come back? ;-)
conclusion was that the initial part of the type is indeed meaningless.
The only interesting thing to do with MIME types is to treat each
<primary-type>/<secondary-type> pair as a single specific type.
I don't do that. I have one MUA which isn't capable
(for reasons beyond MIME) of processing things in parallel.
It treats *everything* of type "MULTIPART/" the same.
I for one would appreciate it if we could retain some sense in the
grouping of secondary types under appropriate primary types.
Rick Troth <troth(_at_)rice(_dot_)edu>, Rice University, Information Systems