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RFC 1806 vs. Application content-type "NAME" parameter

1996-03-12 14:32:34

In the MIME RFC 1521, section 7.4.1 states the following:

  RFC 1341 also defined the use of a "NAME" parameter which gave a 
  suggested file name to be used if the data were to be written to a
  file.  This has been deprecated in anticipation of a separate
  Content-Disposition header field, to be defined in a subsequent RFC.

The subsequent RFC that is referred to is 1806, which is still categorized as 

Since RFC 1521 discourages the use of the old "NAME" parameter, my question 
is this:  when trying to communicate file name information between old and
new MIME mailers, is it recommended to upgrade the older application to 
employ the "experimental" RFC 1806 or to "downgrade" the new application to 
RFC 1341?  Has RFC 1806 achieved widespread popularity among MIME mailers?

Thanks in advance,

Ken Mark
ZOOMIT Corporation

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