The fact is that a news message is not an RFC 822 message. It is
very similar to one, but it does not conform to RFC 822, and labelling
it in such a way that implies that it does is going to cause problems.
There is a need for a Content-Type that distinguishes RFC 822 mail
messages from RFC 1036 news messages.
(Yes, I'm talking about interpretation of the "Newsgroups" header,
among other things.)
Charles Lindsey wrote:
Making the Content-Type that describes a news message not be a subtype
of "message/" is just unspeakably lame.
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