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Re: Issue: message/http or application/http

From: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 21:17:16 +0100
Message-Id: <v0311073fb0f694318fac@[130.237.150.138]>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Cc: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
At 15.05 -0800 98-01-28, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> HTTP does have the ability to send proper MIME line folding, line breaks,
> etc.  However, for various other reasons it might be better to use
> application/http instead, particularly when the entire message needs
> to be content-transfer-encoded in order to pass through e-mail.
> Perhaps we should change the media type, or simply define both?

E-mail does not permit content-transfer-encoding of a multipart,
only of individual parts, I believe.

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Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> (Stockholm University and KTH)
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Received on Thursday, 29 January 1998 12:54:44 EST

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