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Re: Distributed Authoring Proposals

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:36:09 -0800
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <9703251136.aa22459@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>I think in MIME that "message" and "multipart" are treated specially.
>They're not just "application", they're media type where the sender
>intends for the recipient to actually unwrap the message. I don't think
>you should *ever* store something as "multpart". Rather, a content
>negotiated resource is "multpart/alternative", message/http is just
>another wrapper around the HTTP message as if the wrapper weren't there,
>etc.

That is true for the MIME recipient, but not for the MIME sender.
Unlike in MIME, WEBDAV represents the process of establishing on the
server the content of future sends, and therefore anything that
might be sent in the future must be acceptable as data and not
as control actions.

.....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 25 March 1997 15:13:39 GMT

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