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RE: rfc2231 implementations?

2006-08-11 02:06:16

Does anybody have insight why RFC2047 explicitly prohibits encoding parameter 
values and quoted strings? I am looking through archives but seems cannot find 
appropriate discussion. At some point using encoded words inside quoted strings 
was removed from the initial proposal and there should have been a good reason 
which I don't immediately see...

Ultimately I am curious why, instead of extending RFC2047 to parameters, we 
ended up with RFC2231?

   + An 'encoded-word' MUST NOT appear within a 'quoted-string'.

   + An 'encoded-word' MUST NOT be used in parameter of a MIME
     Content-Type or Content-Disposition field, or in any structured
     field body except within a 'comment' or 'phrase'.

Yuri Inglikov

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