Re: misconceptions about MIME [long]

Tim Berners-Lee (
Wed, 28 Oct 92 16:40:32 +0100

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 92 16:40:32 +0100
From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
Message-Id: <>
To: (Dennis Kavanaugh)
Subject: Re: misconceptions about MIME [long]
Cc: Larry Masinter <>,,

It seems that while Larry makes the point that level 2 postscript
(etc etc etc) should not be confused with MIME's "postscript", he
has not (recently? yet? at all?) objected to the basic MIME labelling method,
simply to an oversimplification of the format designations. These will
have to be exanded with time, anyway.

Would it be reasonable of us to take Dan's cue and change HTTP2 so that
the returned message is a MIME format?  Would MIME in return (a) add
text/SGML/HTML as a MIME format  (who registers DTD names?) and also
use an IETF standard URL a the external reference format?


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