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Re: text/*

1998-10-30 15:50:55
My understanding of top-level types is that image, audio & video indicate 
what the stream encodes, whereas text (and perhaps message) indicate how 
the stream is encoded. For instance, 'text/' encodes audio, but is 
encoded in text.

no, that's not how it's intended to work.  for all cases, the top-level
content-type describes the underlying content, not the encoding.
the content-transfer-encoding field describes the encoding.

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