At 1:30 PM 1/17/95, Keith Moore wrote:
I'd hate to see each MIME extension have its own parameter encoding
If we can come up with a scheme for doing binary transparent
fields that can be used for all future MIME extensions (e.g.
Content-Disposition, PEM, maybe DSNs, and who knows what), it would
make MIME as a whole less byzantine than otherwise.
I agree, too.
BUT: Content-Disposition is very very very long overdue, and I'm very tired
of having no standard at all. I don't want to wait any more.
I'm in this boat as well.
Personally, I've always been willing to defer the whole non-us-ascii
business to a future revision or document. However, when C-D was last
discussed (six months ago), several people felt very strongly that they
wanted something that would support non-us-ascii characters, and said they
would have to offer alternate proposals if it did not.
Here's my suggestion:
Let's drop quoted-phrase, provide no replacement, and send the document on
to the next step.
In parallel, let's work on a general binary parameter form, perhaps using
one of Keith's suggestions. The subsequent RFC can then modify both MIME
and C-D ex post facto.
This seems like a good idea to me.