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Re: multipart/alternative extension

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 16:32:41 -0400
Message-Id: <200105082032.QAA29454@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
cc: IETF Applications Area general discussion list <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
> >Even with multipart/mixed, if the desired content is presented as an
> >attachment, this can effectively cause information loss if the recipient
> >doesn't understand that the version he/she understands is in that
> >attachment, and/or he/she doesn't know how to read that attachment.
> 
> Yes, right, that is a problem. One solution might be that the first
> body part (since mailers usually display at least the first body
> part inline) should contain a list of the other body parts. Something
> like this:
> 
>      After this text or as attachments comes the message in
>      different languages:
>      - English
>      - French
>      - German
> 

you could even use MHTML and multipart/related.  put the above text
in HTML with clickable links to the other body parts.

Keith
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2001 16:33:34 GMT

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