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Re: ACTION-961: usefulness of multipart-mixed

From: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 15:14:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4A1D3CBB.7030506@eunet.no>
To: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Magnus Lönnroth wrote:
> Yes, I'm referring to HTTP responses. A proxy is needed. URL-rewriting 
> is needed. I'm not sure if the context for my response was appropriate 
> - I was just reacting to the previous statements saying that packaging 
> content in multi-part MIME digests was kind of obsolete. From the 
> content provider's point of view MIME multi-part digests are 
> irrelevant and have probably always been so. From the service 
> provider's point of view it's still an important network level 
> optimization. But it should be completely transparent and hence most 
> likely not part of a best practices discussion. Sorry if I'm confusing 
> matters.

I read this message like we basically agree on everything. Multipart is 
not something which makes that much sense for content providers and 
developers. It may make sense for an operator who intends to optimize 
user experience (actually, I am not 100% sure that it does make sense 
for an operator either, but this is a different story)

Luca
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 13:15:15 UTC

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