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Re: application/mime and binary data

1997-07-25 15:30:28
For what it's worth, Netscape is one of those MUAs that can't cope with
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary".  Our MIME parser is line-oriented,
and treats unencoded CR, LF, and CRLF synonymously.  It would be a lot
of work to make it able to handle binary MIME parts.

This applies to both MIME and S/MIME objects; if an encrypted or
opaque-signed S/MIME message has unencoded binary data inside it, 
that message won't be decoded properly.

So, I'd lean toward prohibiting cte-binary inside of S/MIME objects,
because it's less work for us (and I suspect for lots of other people 
as well.)

Jamie Zawinski      about:jwz