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Re: MIME message/partial

1995-03-13 00:22:27
I would like to get a clarification on the following statement:

   "Any header fields in the enclosed message which do not start with
    "Content-" (except for "Message-ID", "Encrypted", and "MIME-Version")
    will be ignored."

Again from RFC1521 Sept 1993.

   Does "ignored" mean dropped?  In the example in RFC1521 the
"X-Weird-Header-1: Bar" and "X-Weird-Header-2: Hello" do not appear
in the reassembled message and thus are dropped.

Yes, it means dropped. I'll make this clearer in the next draft.

So why are they
included in the body of the partial message at all???

No reason that I know of. However, headers have a strange way of appearing when
you least expect them, so it is important that we specify how they are to be


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