[JDEV] MIME-Version

arh14 at cornell.edu arh14 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 11 09:56:04 CDT 1999

Right.  Why though?


On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Scott Robinson wrote:

> Except it won't be "parsing" MIME. It stays in XML.
> Scott.
> * arh14 at cornell.edu translated into ASCII [Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 10:25:14AM -0400][<Pine.SOL.3.91.990811102319.23671J-100000 at travelers.mail.cornell.edu>]
> > 
> > Finally I am caught up with the messages.  I still didn't get the 
> > reasoning for taking out all the mime headers and putting them in as 
> > attributes to the <mime> tag.  If the client knows that this tag contains 
> > MIME, it just parses the MIME stream as usual.  Any existing MIME library 
> > will be able to do this.  By extraditing these headers into the <mime> 
> > tag, the client now must collect those headers for itself, and then 
> > resume MIME parsing.  Why is this being done?
> > 
> > Aaron

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