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Re: Content-Transfer-Encoding "packet"

From: <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 15:02:41 +0200
Message-Id: <199507271302.PAA01724@dale.uninett.no>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: fielding@beach.w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Content-transfer-encodings generally stay with the message in store,
and are not used to find the end of a message, but to protect the content.

The "packet" encoding's primary purpose is to locate the end of the
message without requiring scanning for special strings or knowing the
complete length before starting transmission.

Note that an almost identical mechanism was proposed for SMTP - I think
it is still one of the "draft-ietf-mailext" drafts.

                 Harald A
Received on Thursday, 27 July 1995 15:35:36 EDT

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