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Re: 2 MIME questions re: message/rfc822

2004-11-05 11:57:32

On Fri November 5 2004 13:00, ned+ietf-822(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:

To the extent this is a problem in MIME itself, it is due to the fact that
multipart/signed and the rules for handling it aren't in the base
specification. This left the door open for perfectly valid implementations to
completely ignore the need to handle mutipart/signed with the care it 


I will also point out that this sort of activity is closely related to gateway
handling of MIME objects, which I wrote an RFC about: RFC 2480.

Thanks for the pointer.

Finally, as far as lines over the SMTP limit of 998 are concerned, I have
zero sympathy since it is technically illegal to send such a thing
in the first place, irrespective of the MIME constructs involved. Anyone
who expects overly long lines to be treated with fidelity is simply being
silly and deserves whatever happens.

While I haven't counted octets, it certainly doesn't look like the
Received field that was folded was anywhere near 998 octets
in unfolded form.  I don't think that's an issue.