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Re: Content-Disposition

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 11:11:24 -0800
Message-Id: <9811111911.AA07845@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman)
Cc: claus@faerber.muc.de, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> From: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman)
> Resent-From: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 20:00:01 +0200 (MET DST)
> To: jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys)
> Cc: claus@faerber.muc.de, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: Content-Disposition
> -----
> Jim Gettys:
> >
> >This is taken from the MIME useage of Content-Disposition.
> 
> I initially wrote the Content-Disposition section, so let me add some
> details here.
> 
> The Content-Disposition section documents *only* what some popular
> current web browsers do.  I was careful not to specify anything beyond
> what I could test to heve been implemented.  The section does not
> contain any actual requirements for HTTP/1.1 software.  It was added
> to answer a frequently asked question.
> 
> If we had set out to specify an improved version of
> Content-Disposition, something like your proposal would have been in
> the specification.  But we did not set out to specify any improvement,
> reasoning that others (e.g. the MIME community) could to this if
> needed.
> 
> That being said, *if* another revision of the 1.1 spec is necessary,
> it would be nice to add a pointer to RFC 2183, which updates RFC 1806.
> 

I'll add the pointer and bibliographic reference...
				- Jim
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 1998 19:11:43 EST

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