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RE: compressed content-transfer-encoding?

1999-07-31 10:04:52
I see a problem here with making a content type (zipped) act like a c-t-e. Zipped seems fine for "attachments", that is, leaves in the MIME tree. But some of the requirement for making messages smaller would want to compress a whole message, which might be a nested multipart. At this point, zipped hides the lower layers. If we want a rule that say "you can't use app/zipped for multiparts", how does this become different than a c-t-e?

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium