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Re: [idn] Re: 7 bits forever!

2002-04-03 13:27:15

Hi Keith,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Moore" <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu>
the old headers will not "only" contain ACE - they will contain a mixture
of plain ASCII, addresses with ACE domains and ASCII local parts,
addresses with ACE local parts and ASCII domains, and pure ACE.
Even if only the ASCII components are changed this still changes the
in the header.

But technically, ACE names are ASCII names.  How are they supposed to be
"changed".  Please enlighten me.

the party reading the message (whether the recipient or some other agent)
needs to know whether to believe the old headers or the utf8-only
headers that you've proposed.  but unless the old headers match the
headers, the party reading the message can't tell which headers to
and checking both sets of headers to see that they match is more trouble
than just decoding the ACE.

If I understand MIME correctly, even "alternate sections" are allowed.  How
is that permitted and not a UTF8 name?  Seems to me like using a UTF8-only
name makes a lot of sense, just like a multipart mail that have both a text
version and an html version.

no, dual representations are a bad idea.

Then MIME content type for multiparts is also a bad idea according to you I


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