Re: HTML is not SMGL

Edward Vielmetti (
Sun, 07 Jun 92 20:26:48 EDT

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To: (Jean Francois Groff)
Subject: Re: HTML is not SMGL 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 08 Jun 92 01:01:02.
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 92 20:26:48 EDT
From: Edward Vielmetti <>

The UDI vs. MIME argument is a non-arguement.  MIME is sufficiently
flexible that if you construct an appropriate Content-type and define
its semantics appropriately it will accept UDI's and work accordingly.
"Simple matter of programming" :).

Explicit "attribute=value" tags are more flexible than the W3 approach
to turn the entire document ID into a big long string.  I guess it 
depends on whether you believe you are dealing with a big database
or a big file system.  Both approaches have their place.  Again as
a simplified case you have "udi=//host:port/path" as a MIME identifier
and all is well.

I expect that MIME will be available in many e-mail products over the next
3-5 years.  Since the only application that has anywhere near universal
appeal on the net is e-mail, it strikes me as only appropriate that 
hypertext systems try to get as much leverage from mail as they possibly