[JDEV] MIME, was My evil plans for a client.

Tim Lesher timl at epix.net
Mon Aug 9 07:23:31 CDT 1999

> Unfortunately, with the way MIME plain is, you'd be forced to download the
> whole message. However, you wouldn't be forced to look at it. Undocumented
> MIME extensions do exist whereby they send a URL for the part, but I don't
> think we should go there.

I disagree.  I think there needs to be some way to help folks who don't want
to or currently have time to download a large multimedia attachment.  Think
of a home user, running a Jabber client over a 28.8 modem connection.

I don't know whether a URL, or some other client-to-client negotiation is in
order, but I think it's something we need to address.
Tim Lesher
mailto:timl at epix.net

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