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Re: How we are planning to embed HTML in messages

1995-05-19 08:58:02

My response to Rens answers most of the questions you raised.  I'd say
we have agreement that the type parameter be required.  My concern
focuses on what if media_type(start) != media_type(type)?  I'd say UAs
can base their decision on the type value.

Question, what configuration entry does the UA use for the
Multipart/Related type?  Could the behavour of Application/Spiffy
differ from Multipart/Related; type="Application/Spiffy"?  My view:


On Thu, 18 May 1995 14:23:27 EDT Chris Newman wrote:
There are two distinct parsing cases for multipart/related.  One case
is when you do understand the meta-format, the other case is when you
don't understand the meta-format.  In the former case, it's processed
as you describe.  In the latter case, it's processed in a fashion
similar to multipart/mixed.

The problem with the start parameter ...
... remedied if the type parameter were mandatory when the start
parameter was present.